Self-supporting community- based mitigation program that provides arsenic safe water using modified dugwells along with public education on water related health effects.

Narrative

This is a proposed site for dugwell #PW138 located in the village Gotra (Muslim Para). The proposed site was cancelled due to social problem and moved to Bamunpara and the ID is confirmed as PW138GTR1 in the same village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. The property owner isTapan Mukherjee who donated the land for the community.

  • Ranajit Bala of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed Sat 10 Nov 2012, Almost 8 Years ago

    given the handover package

  • Rudi Dundas
    • Visitor
    • confidential
    Implementation Status: completed Sun 21 Nov 2010, Almost 10 Years ago

    November 21, 2010 - Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors

    They use this well for cooking but not drinking because the high iron content flavors and colors the cooking. They requested a filter for the iron. We interviewed the owner and some of the Villagers.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Jul, 2010 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Nov, 2009 Preparation Phase

Self-supporting community- based mitigation program that provides arsenic safe water using modified dugwells along with public education on water related health effects.

Narrative

This is a proposed site for dugwell #PW138 located in the village Gotra (Muslim Para). The proposed site was cancelled due to social problem and moved to Bamunpara and the ID is confirmed as PW138GTR1 in the same village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. The property owner isTapan Mukherjee who donated the land for the community.

Impact

People Impacted: 26

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 26

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=26; Families=6; Male=11, Female=15, children <5 = 0 and students =6.
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Update Dec 2010: 6 families are using this source.

Only two families are using now. Registers will be created as soon as the community starts using the water from this bore-dugwell.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $40

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Implementer: Project Well & Aqua Welfare Society

Aqua Welfare Society, AWS, is the partner NGO of Project Well. Their office is based in the North 24 Parganas. The 7 honorary board members are located in Kolkata. There were only 5 field workers who were interacting with the villagers and beneficiaries, training the users on maintenance of the dugwells, organizing village meetings and health meetings. This year four more field workers including a management trainee have been contracted due to expansion of the program to other districts like Nadia and Murshidabad. A technical advisor of AWS is based in Kolkata who visits the village occasionally and one awareness programmer who is in charge of awareness programs in the communities and educational institutions. There is an accountant and also a data entry person on part time basis.

Funding

funded:
$800
Final Cost:
$1,050

Plan/Proposal