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

Construction of this borewell # PW132JHDN1 is complete. It is located in the village Goalbathan, the Jhowdanga Panchayet in Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Madhusudan Mandol donated this site for the community.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) Almost 6 Years after completion 26 May, 2016

    Closed due to high content of iron and dispute in the family

    Status: Complete - Partial Success

    Operating Status:

    This well is closed in 2013 due to not being used because of the presence of high iron so nobody uses it in addition to there is family dispute so this well has been requested by the donor of the land to be closed. So it has been sealed by placing a cap on the delivery pipe in case the water is needed in future.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 19 Feb, 2014

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting has been finished. Total-families- 6,people-27.

    • SMS
    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 30 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    set washer. checkvalve today.

    • SMS
    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 14 May, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Gave the Arsenic report. Arsenic Lebel is 0.00ppm. saruipur

    • SMS
    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 18 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Gave the hand over packet.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 11 Months after completion 23 Jun, 2011

    One of the randomly selected dugwell for the bimonthly test for arsenic.

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The water quality is normal of this 27 feet borewell. According to the June's report 18 families comprised of 75 members are using this well.

  • 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

Construction of this borewell # PW132JHDN1 is complete. It is located in the village Goalbathan, the Jhowdanga Panchayet in Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Madhusudan Mandol donated this site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Water will be collected to test for arsenic concentration. Theoline will also be applied. The community will be trained to apply the disinfectant and field workers will visit the borewell for two years or until the user community feels confident to take the responsibility of thier own water source.

Impact

People Impacted: 59

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 59

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=59; Families=14; Male=34, Female=25, children <5 = 2 and students =21.
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Now 18 families that is 75 people are obtianing water from this source

Now 17 families are using this source. Male=30, Female=27 and children=13.

Old:10 families using this water for drinking & cooking purpose. Registers will be created as soon as the community starts using the water from this borewell.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $10

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:
$1,127
$800:
MSSCT

Plan/Proposal