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 #PW146, is in Berbari village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Aditya Biswas donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Ranajit Bala ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 10 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    People are not drinking due to iron

    • SMS
    Ranajit Bala ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 25 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Iron is high. Used for other purposes

  • 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 #PW146, is in Berbari village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Aditya Biswas donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The finishing work of this borewell is still not complete. The masonry job is pending that will be done shortly. The writing on the name plate is smudged. Before adhering to the floor of the apron it will be corrected. After completion the water will be tested for arsenic concentration. Theoline will also be applied soon. 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

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

Plan/Proposal