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 located in the village Ramkrishnopur was cancelled. The new site for #PW140GTR3 is in Ghetugachi (bamunpara) village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Uttam Roy donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 26 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Set check valve ,washer today.

    • SMS
    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 25 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    good water 20 families used 4 families filters drinking and 16 families cooking

    • SMS
    Ranajit Bala ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 10 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    GIVE THE HAND OVER LETTAR PACKET

  • 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 located in the village Ramkrishnopur was cancelled. The new site for #PW140GTR3 is in Ghetugachi (bamunpara) village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Uttam Roy donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Few things are pending - the tile or name plate 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: 30

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 30

demography is not received yet. 6 families are using water as per report of August. Query has been sent for this register update.
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Dec update: nobody is using this water now. Complaints is that the water tastes salty.

Old: Six families are using this bore-dugwell. 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