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 # PW155DMR5, is in Dumuria village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Bidhan Mallick donated the site for the community.

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    Shikha Majumdar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 23 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

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  • 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 # PW155DMR5, is in Dumuria village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Bidhan Mallick donated the site for the community.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

This borewell contain 30 foot long pipe of 10 inches diameter and 8 inches thickness. The cost of pipes of such dimension is much higher than the 20 feet pipe of smaller dimension. The maintenance cost of these borewells are negligible compared to modern dugwell or bore-dugwell.

Impact

People Impacted: 35

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 25

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=25; Families=6; Male=13, Female=12, children <5 = 1 and students =10.

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Now 7 families are using this source. Registers are yet to be created.

Sept Update: 10 families are using this water for drinking & cooking purpose. This area water demand is high. Registers are being created and will be available soon.

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