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 borewell #PW136SU24, is in Bisnupur village under the jurisdiction of the Sutia panchayet of Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Rabin Dhar donated the site for the community.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 3 Years after completion 20 Feb, 2014

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting has been finished. Total-families- 8,people-26.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 11 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting has been finished . ,F-5, Ch-2.

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    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 8 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Direct , Theoline 1 liter.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 4 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Water collection .

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    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 1 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    900ml theoline was given .

  • 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 borewell #PW136SU24, is in Bisnupur village under the jurisdiction of the Sutia panchayet of Gaighata block of North 24 Parganas district. Rabin Dhar donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Construction of this borewell is complete. Waiting for pictures. The arsenic test and application of the disinfectant are scheduled. 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: 10

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 10

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=21; Families=5; Male=10, Female=11, children <5 = 1 and students =4.
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5 families are using this sorce. Male=9, Female=8, children=4.

Old: At present 1 family has started using this source. Registers will be created as soon as the community starts using the water from this bore-dugwell.

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

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