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 # PW166BRG3, is in the Bargoriya village of Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Jalil Mondol donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Almost 2 Years after completion 4 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    This well is used by 5 families, 22 people, water 16 ft 2 inch, good water used for drinking and cooking.

    • SMS
    Dennis Baroi ( Project Well ) 7 Months after completion 18 Jul, 2011

    Operating Status:

    this is 2010 project. Water quality is good 5to6 family uses this well water

  • 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 # PW166BRG3, is in the Bargoriya village of Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Jalil 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 July 2010. The community has been trained to apply the disinfectant and field workers visits to check its functionality.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

The construction of this bore-dugwell was completed in July and we visited the site in August when the water was still a bit turbid due to the presence of a very fine sand. (see the picture). The consumer report of October and November shows that three families have started using this source.

Impact

People Impacted: 11

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 11

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=11; Families=3; Male=7, Female=4, children <5 = 1 and students =3.
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Only three families are using this source currently. Male=6, Female=3, Children=3

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