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 site for dugwell #PW127 located in the village Singidanga, in Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district was cancelled. The site was donated by Niranjan Das. The reason for cancellation is that there are two arsenic safe water sources closeby and those who requested for a bore dugwell is wealthy enough to construct one such source himself. The new site is in the village called Sabaipur in Gaighata and the land is donated by Bijoy Das.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 25 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Gave the hand over package.

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

    Operating Status:

    2ft water. 500ml theoline was given. 15 families 66 peoples, drinking and cooking used.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 13 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    1000ml. Theoline was given.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 20 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    11 ft water. 15 families, 66 people. Used for drinking and cooking.

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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.15 families. 66 people. Good water used for drinking and cooking.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 15 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    has been dane of pw127.

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

    Operating Status:

    Need the maintenance.

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    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) About 2 Years after completion 16 Oct, 2012

    Operating Status:

    15 FAMILY, 66 PEOPLE, GOOD 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 site for dugwell #PW127 located in the village Singidanga, in Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district was cancelled. The site was donated by Niranjan Das. The reason for cancellation is that there are two arsenic safe water sources closeby and those who requested for a bore dugwell is wealthy enough to construct one such source himself. The new site is in the village called Sabaipur in Gaighata and the land is donated by Bijoy Das.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Construction of a bore-dugwell is complete. 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: 66

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 66

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=66; Families=15; Male=33, Female=33, children <5 = 4 and students =29.
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Now 15 families are using this source. Male=26, Female=25 and Children=15.

Old: 10 families using this for drinking& others purpose. 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
$800:
MSSCT

Plan/Proposal