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

The site #PW125 located in the village Bishnupur, in Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district, land donated by Jagadish Majumdar was cancelled by the geologists after plotting the geocodes on the earth google map. According to them the area is composed mostly of clay unsuitable for bore-dugwell.
The new site was selected in village of Nordaha in the same block. The land was donated by Ashik Dutta for the community.

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    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 12 Sep, 2013

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    went for inspectin .

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    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 24 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    3'6" water, 300ml theoline was given.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 23 Apr, 2013

    Operating Status:

    this well is used by 13families,35people 1000ml theoline was given.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 20 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    10 ft water. 13 families, 35 people. Used for drinking and cooking .200 ml thoeuline was given.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 21 Jan, 2013

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    Water collection.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 7 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    There is 15 ft of water. 500 ml theoline was given.13 families. 35 people. Good water used for drinking and cooking.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 13 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    16 ft water, 13 familis, 35 people. Good water used by cooking and drinking.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 20 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    this well is used by 13 families, 35 people.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) About 2 Years after completion 16 Oct, 2012

    Operating Status:

    13 family, 38 people, good water.

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    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 21 Mar, 2012

    Operating Status:

    good water - 9 families / 34 persons drink and cook with it.

  • 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

The site #PW125 located in the village Bishnupur, in Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district, land donated by Jagadish Majumdar was cancelled by the geologists after plotting the geocodes on the earth google map. According to them the area is composed mostly of clay unsuitable for bore-dugwell.
The new site was selected in village of Nordaha in the same block. The land was donated by Ashik Dutta for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

A bore-dugwell is constructed. Waiting for pictures. The arsenic test and application of the disinfectant are scheduled. 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: 35

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 35

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=27; Families=7; Male=16, Female=11, children <5 = 2 and students =11.
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8 families are using this well now.

Old: 6 families are using this source now. oMale=12, Female=8.

Old: 5 families using this water for drinking & cooking purpose. Water level is 15 ft.

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

Creating and measuring long-term impact

Implementer: Project Well & Aqua Welfare Society

AAqua 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
$800:
MSSCT

Plan/Proposal