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 # PW166GPL3, is in the Gopalpur village of Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Abu Khurshed Mondol donated the site for the community.

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    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) About 2 Years after completion 10 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    .This well is used by 38 families .161 people.Theoline give 400 ml. water 15 ft and water collect for arsenic test.

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    Rudi Dundas 8 Months after completion 17 Aug, 2011

    November 23, 2010 - Rudi Dundas and Chris Majors

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    We were told that 39 families used this well. Until it was installed they had to travel 1km to get drinking water. Water is very good for drinking and cooking. We interviewed the owner, Abu Khurshed and photographed him and some of the villagers.

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    Paramita Guha ( Project Well ) 6 Months after completion 23 Jun, 2011

    Operating Status:

    here water taste is good & more than 10 family uses the 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 borewell # PW166GPL3, is in the Gopalpur village of Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Abu Khurshed 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.

Impact

People Impacted: 185

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 185

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=185; Families=39; Male=89, Female=96, children <5 = 15 and students =76.
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There are 51 families. Male=85, Female=103 and children=46.

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