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 dug-borewell # PW158BRG1 is in Bargoriya village of Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Jiauddin Mondol donated the site for the community.

  • Suparna Mondol of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed Tue 17 Dec 2013, Almost 7 Years ago

    Health meeting has been finished. M-7, F-17, Ch-5.

  • Farida Bibi of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed Tue 02 Jul 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    Baseplate repair was done to day

  • Animesh sarkar of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed Mon 04 Mar 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    This well is used by 8 families.35 people.water 14 ft 5 inch. 200 ml theoline was given.good water used for drinking and cooking.

  • Animesh sarkar of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Tue 06 Nov 2012, About 8 Years ago

    This well is used by 10 families. 41 people. good water. used for drinking and cooking. water 15 ft.

  • Paramita Guha of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_partial Thu 16 Jun 2011, Over 9 Years ago

    5 to 6 family use this water but there is iron in water so now they want to use mawtka filter that contains charcoal candle and removes the iron and anykind of odor. The cost of the mawtka filter including delivery charge is Rs.150.

  • Rudi Dundas
    • Visitor
    • confidential
    Implementation Status: completed Tue 23 Nov 2010, About 10 Years ago

    November 23, 2010 - Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors

    There were unhygienic conditions surrounding the well, bad drainage (frog pond) It looked uncared for although there were several people using it while we were there. The water quality was good, but currently only 5-6 families use it for drinking and cooking. Several others use it for washing and cleaning. We interviewed some of the children, but none of the adults wanted to be interviewed.

  • 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 dug-borewell # PW158BRG1 is in Bargoriya village of Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Jiauddin Mondol donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The construction is just completed. The picture is uploaded. 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: 44

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 44

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=44; Families=10; Male=25, Female=19, children <5 = 1 and students =15.
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Nobody uses this source yet. Awareness program is needed to inform the community how in other areas people have started using the well water. 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 and 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