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 borewell # PW133JHDN2, is in Goalbathan village of Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Probin Sarkar donated the site for the community.

  • Suparna Mondol of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_overbudget Tue 27 Aug 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    2 ft water. 13 families, 47 people. Sold the theoline 300 ml. Used for drinking and cooking.

  • Suparna Mondol of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_overbudget Thu 25 Jul 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    Gave the handover folder

  • Jyotsna Sarkar of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_overbudget Thu 25 Jul 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    There is 3ft of water.500ml theoline was sold.13 families.47 people. good water used for drinking and cooking.

  • Shilpi Poddar of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_overbudget Sat 13 Jul 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    13 families 47 peoples , good water, drinking and cooking used.

  • Suparna Mondol of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_overbudget Thu 14 Mar 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    Pw132. Water in the filter. 12 families, 43 people. Used for drinking and cooking. 1 lt Theoline was sold. Goyalbathan.

  • Jyotsna Sarkar of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_overbudget Wed 20 Feb 2013, Almost 8 Years ago

    Gave the Arsenic report.

  • Jyotsna Sarkar of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_overbudget Mon 21 Jan 2013, Almost 8 Years ago

    Water collection.

  • Jyotsna Sarkar of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed Thu 01 Nov 2012, About 8 Years ago

    Gave the handover package to the land donor

  • Jyotsna Sarkar of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed Thu 18 Oct 2012, About 8 Years ago

    21ft water 600ml thiolin give. good water 13familys 48people drink and cooking use.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Jul, 2010 Implementation Phase
  • Suprio Das
    • Visitor
    • confidential
    Implementation Status: in_progress Tue 22 Jun 2010, Over 10 Years ago

    Suprio's visit to Giaghata

    A day long visit to several new sites. Traveled on three motorbikes with Paramita, Dennis, Mome, Biswajit and Surajit (staff of AWS). Was nice to see the wonderful team spirit that made it possible to construct so many dugwells in such a spread out area. Construction was nearing completion on the date of visit.

  • 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 borewell # PW133JHDN2, is in Goalbathan village of Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Probin Sarkar donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The construction is just completed. Some finishing work is going on like 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.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

The solve the issue of pipes getting compressed due to hydraulic force, in 2010 larger pipes are used of 10 inches (N=30) and 8 inches (N=20) in diameter and 8 mm thickness, of length 20 foot for bore-dugwells (N=40) and 30 foot for bore-wells (N=10). The cost of pipes of increased dimension is double that of the previously used dimension (INR 9,185 vs. INR 19,500 & 12,400 of 10” and 8” diameter respectively for 20 foot pipes).

Impact

People Impacted: 32

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 32

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=32; Families=9; Male=15, Female=17, children <5 = 2 and students =7.
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At present 8 families have started using this source. Male=15, Female=14, Male=4

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
edit $800:
MSSCT

Plan/Proposal