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 #PW142GTR5 located in the village Gotra (Das Para) in Chakdah block of Nadia district. Haran Das donated the site for the community.

  • Shikha Majumdar of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_overbudget Fri 06 Sep 2013, About 7 Years ago

    Gave the handover folder and 500gm theoline.used for 14 families cooking.

  • Ranajit Bala of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_overbudget Wed 20 Mar 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    THIS WELL IS USED BY 20 FAMILIES.92 PEOPLE

  • Suparna Mondol of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Fri 16 Nov 2012, Almost 8 Years ago

    Projector program ok. People were 52. Owner name is narawn das. Good water, 10 familis, 42 person, 16 fit water, 500 ml theoline.

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

    November 21, 2010 - Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors

    They had not gotten the arsenic tests back yet on this well when we were there, so were only using it for cooking. Qaulity is good for cooking, but there is a bit of iron which colors the rice yellow. They complained that they get little government support here.

  • 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 #PW142GTR5 located in the village Gotra (Das Para) in Chakdah block of Nadia district. Haran Das donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The construction is just completed. The name plate will be adhered shortly. The tin cover need to be attached and the arsenic test and application of the disinfectant are due. The community will be trained to apply the disinfectant and field workers will visit the bore-dugwell for two years or until the 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=7; Male=21, Female=16, children <5 = 2 and students =12.
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Dec Update: 17 families are using this source now.

Eleven families are using this source for cooking and drinking. Registers are being created.

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