Self-supporting community- based mitigation program that provides arsenic safe water using modified dugwells along with public education on water related health effects.

Pw145

Narrative

This site #PW145BBR1 is in Berberi (Beelpara) village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Madhusudan Mondol donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 7 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    health meeting is ok people 8 me 1.fe 6. chi 1 . Not using .turbid water and organic smell in water is coming.

    • SMS
    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 17 Dec, 2013

    Operating Status:

    people are not using because turbid water .organic smell in water .iron in water.

    • SMS
    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 12 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    people are not using because caustic smel in the water.

    • SMS
    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 12 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    people are not using because that water is turbid.

  • 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 #PW145BBR1 is in Berberi (Beelpara) village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Madhusudan Mondol 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

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:
$1,127

Plan/Proposal