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

Pw147a

Narrative

This site #PW140GTR3, is in Berberi village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Raicharan Biswas donated the site for the community.

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    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 24 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    near .duing site selection and water callect.

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    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 19 Dec, 2013

    Operating Status:

    there is 9 ft water. 5 families 25 people drinking and cooking. removal of vary iron.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 30 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Neer by pw-147. Berbari primari school. projector programme has been finished.M-4,F-4, Ch-29.

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    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 29 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    berbari primari school projector to be held tomorrow.

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    Ranajit Bala ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 22 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    repairing of checkvalve and washer and nut.

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    Ranajit Bala ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 10 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    purulia new site selection and water collect.

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    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 2 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    purulia new site selection.

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    Ranajit Bala ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 1 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    HEALTH METING IS OK. PEOPLE TOTAL-11 M-3 F-7 CH-1

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    Ranajit Bala ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 11 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    used by 4 families, did survey

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    Dennis Baroi ( Project Well ) 11 Months after completion 8 Jul, 2011

    Operating Status:

    pw180 chakdah 7.7.2011 work digging complete. 16feet. they are happy.

  • 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 #PW140GTR3, is in Berberi village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Raicharan Biswas 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

People Impacted: 24

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 24

4 families 12 persons: M-7, F-5. <5 - 1. and student - 1.
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Only 6 families are using now. register to be created.

Update Sept 2010: 10 families are using water from this source for drinking & cooking purposes. Registers are being created and will be available soon.

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

Plan/Proposal