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

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Narrative

This is a proposed site for dugwell #PW139GTR2 located in the village Gotra (Chasipar) in Chakdah block of Nadia district. Gaighata. Sunil Mondol donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Ranajit Bala ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 25 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    good water.13famelis used.dringking and cooking.give the theoline 500gm.

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 31 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    there are 13f of water 6families 22 people good water used for drinking and cooking

    • Third Party
    Rudi Dundas 4 Months after completion 21 Nov, 2010

    November 21, 2010 - Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors

    Status: Complete - Partial Success

    Operating Status:

    They had not gotten arsenic tests back yet when we were there, so were only using water for cooking. They were pleased with taste and smell of the water.

  • 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 #PW139GTR2 located in the village Gotra (Chasipar) in Chakdah block of Nadia district. Gaighata. Sunil Mondol donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Few things are pending - the tile with the name of the sponsor, the tin cover and the arsenic test and use to the disinfectant. the community will be trained to apply the disinfectant and field workers will visit the bore-dugwell for two years or until they user community feels confident to take the responsibility of the bore-dugwell.

Impact

People Impacted: 37

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 37

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=37; Families=5; Male=19, Female=18, children <5 = 1 and students =11.
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Update Dec 2010: 7 families are using this source now.

Currently only 3 families are using the source.

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