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

The construction of the 30 feet bore-dugwell is just completed. This site # PW160PTA3 is in Patua village of Swarupnagar block of the North 24 Parganas district. Soab Mondol donated the site for the community.

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    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 7 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    to remove the bad orgnice smell treated with lime.

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    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 26 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    people are not using because organic smell.

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    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) About 3 Years after completion 10 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    people are not drinking due to mrganic smell and turbid.

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    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 9 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting held in this bi tech well.total pe ple 9.male 7.female 2.people used other work due to organic smell.

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    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 8 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    this well is used by 8 families,32 people,water 15 ft,theoline give 200 ml,good water used for drinking and cooking.

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    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 6 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    This well is used by 7 families. 28 people.water 17 ft.theoline 400 ml people used drinking and cooking.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 17 Aug, 2011

    Flood condition due to heavy rainfall in West Bengal

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    According to July's status report 9 families were using the water. Now with incessant rainfall in August 2011 and the flood condition people are obtaining water from elsewhere.

    http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/twenty-seven-rain-related-deaths-in-west-bengal-/446013/

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    Dennis Baroi ( Project Well ) 2 Months after completion 5 Oct, 2010

    Visit By Dennis Baroi & Biswajit Karmakar.

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The height of water column is 22 ft. Due to the presence of high iron people are not using the water. Awareness meeting is needed to explain to introduce mawtka filter in this area.

  • 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

The construction of the 30 feet bore-dugwell is just completed. This site # PW160PTA3 is in Patua village of Swarupnagar block of the North 24 Parganas district. Soab Mondol donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Update: Received the pictures. The construction is just completed. Due to power failure in the village pictures from the cyber shop could not be sent and will be available tomorrow. 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: 38

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 38

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=38; Families=10; Male=15, Female=23, children <5 = 1 and students =16.
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9 families are using: Male=12, Female=16, children=6.

\Old: No body is using this source yet.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $20

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