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 # PW161GPL3, is in GopalPur village in the Block of SwarupNagar in the district of N24parganas. . Abdul Salad Mondol donated the site for the community.

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

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    This wel is used by13 families 53 people.used for drinking and cooking.water 21ft. theoline give 300 ml.

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    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 20 Jul, 2013

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    pw-161 this well is used by 14 families.56 people.theoline give 200 ml.water 17 ft 4 inch.good water used for drinking and cooking.

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    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 26 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    This well is used by 13 families.53 people.good water.used for drinking and cooking.theoline give

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

    Operating Status:

    This well is used by 9 families,40 people,good water ,drinking and cooking,theoline give 200 ml,water 15 ft,

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    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 4 Feb, 2013

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    .This well is used by 8 families.36 people.water 15 ft 10 inch.Theoline give 400 ml.used for drinking and cooking

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    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 24 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    this well is used by 7 families, 32 people, 16 ft 1 inch water, 200 ml theoline give.

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    Rudi Dundas About 1 Year after completion 17 Aug, 2011

    November 23, 2010 - Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    We were told that 15 - 16 families use this well - 70+ people... We interviewed Taharmina Biri about the well. She said that they had applied for this well for safety and convenience, and that the water is tasty and good for cooking. She has more time to work now. Two of her sons are already working and the 3rd is able to stay in school.

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    Paramita Guha ( Project Well ) 11 Months after completion 23 Jun, 2011

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    Here arsenic was high so the consumers were forbidden to use the water for drinking or cooking purpose. Water was collected on 30 April to test for arsenic and the report received on May 7th showed arsenic level as 53 PPB. (Indian standard is 50 PPB). Water can be used through a folded material tied to the spout of the hand pump for drinking and cooking.This dugwell is in the list of bi-monthly observation.

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    Rudi Dundas 4 Months after completion 23 Nov, 2010

    November 23, 2010 - Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    We were told that 15 - 16 families use this well - 70+ people... We interviewed Taharmina Biri about the well. She said that they had applied for this well for safety and convenience, and that the water is tasty and good for cooking. She has more time to work now. Two of her sons are already working and the 3rd is able to stay in school.

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    Rudi Dundas 4 Months after completion 23 Nov, 2010

    November 23, 2010 - Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    We were told that 15 - 16 families use this well - 70+ people... We interviewed Taharmina Biri about the well. She said that they had applied for this well for safety and convenience, and that the water is tasty and good for cooking. She has more time to work now. Two of her sons are already working and the 3rd is able to stay in school.

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    Rudi Dundas 4 Months after completion 23 Nov, 2010

    November 23, 2010 - Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    We were told that 15 - 16 families use this well - 70+ people... We interviewed Taharmina Biri about the well. She said that they had applied for this well for safety and convenience, and that the water is tasty and good for cooking. She has more time to work now. Two of her sons are already working and the 3rd is able to stay in school.

    Dennis Baroi ( Project Well ) 3 Months after completion 30 Oct, 2010

    Meeting organized by School of Environmental Studies at Chak-Khor-Gachi

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    A few hundred patients were gathered at Chak-Khor-Gachi village. The patients were only from the district of North 24- Parganas who are suffering from cancer and suspected cancer (Bowens). Officials of Arsenic Task Force, PHED, and UNICEF attended this medical campaign where the patients were given some treatment.

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

    visit by dennis baroi and biswajit karmakar

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Height of water column is 21.5ft. Water quality is good and awareness prgram is needed to inform the community about the benefits of the use of the chlorinated dugwell water versus arsenic contaminated tubewell water.

    similar report of dugwell #PW166 - the height of water column is 20ft. Very fine sediment is visible in the water hence people are not using the water. Awareness meeting is needed to explain why there is fine sediment in the water and from our experience in many cases the water becomes clear as the dugwell gets old and now at the initial stage use of mawtka filter is a must.
    Visit by Dennis &biswjet.

  • 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 # PW161GPL3, is in GopalPur village in the Block of SwarupNagar in the district of N24parganas. . Abdul Salad Mondol donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

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: 42

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 42

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=42; Families=10; Male=28, Female=14, children <5 = 1 and students =16.
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10 families are using this source. Register is yet to be prepared.

Old: Only three families are using this source now.

Implementer: Project Well and Aqua Welfare Society

AAqua 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