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 bore-dugwell # PW120, is in the mogra village of Deganga block of North 24 Parganas district. Ram Mondol donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) Almost 3 Years after completion 24 Oct, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw120 p331 pw119 p3 pw23 p3pw13 collecting water

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 12 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    We went to inspect the dugwell no- pw-120.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 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 bore-dugwell # PW120, is in the mogra village of Deganga block of North 24 Parganas district. Ram Mondol donated the site for the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The construction of this bore-dugwell is just completed in November 2010. Some finishing work is going on like the masonry job and the arsenic test will be done on 28/29 December 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: 19

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 19

According to register records from July 2011, five families are using this source. Males=12, females=7, children <5=0.

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

Plan/Proposal