Providing facilitation support to Village Water Committees, social mobilisation and awareness generation and capacity building

Narrative

To be completed by CSPC

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 11 Jun, 2011 Implementation Phase
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    Field Photographer ( PhotoPhilanthropy ) Over 1 Year after start 16 Nov, 2010

    Dean Forbes (PhotoPhilanthropy volunteer) visits Loyaj village

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The village of Loyaj is one of eight small communities of coastal Gujurat state where pilot projects using complex reverse osmosis plants have been installed to desalinate well water to make it potable. When I visited in mid November 2010 the plant had been operating for three months. A distribution system is being installed to bring water directly to the 610 households via outdoor taps. For now, villagers come to the plant to collect water in special 20-liter containers.

    The Coastal Salinity Prevention Project, Aga Khan Rural Support Program and the Sir Ratan Tata Trust teamed up to bring the General Electric desalination plant to Loyaj.

    The project addresses a common problem for hundreds of coastal villages: salt water intrusion from the Arabian Sea into the groundwater up to several kilometers inland – a water source that is relied upon for irrigation and drinking.

    The well water in Loyaj was tested and found to have total dissolved solids, a measure of minerals, salts and metals in water, of 4,000 milligrams per liter, versus a recommended safe level of 500 mg/l.

    CSPC and its partners began working with Loyaj villagers 18 months prior to my visit. The investment came to 450,000 rupees. Villagers pay 80 rupees per month per household for 45 liters of treated drinking water. The system augments what rain water that can be collected from roof harvesting systems. The treated water is better for drinking, according to Devi, one of the village women I spoke with.

    The desalination plant is operated by Manish, a village resident who was trained to operate the technologically-advanced equipment.

    I was connected to this project via BPN/PWX and truly enjoyed the visit; the hospitality has been awesome. Hope to visit India and this part again and see how this project has evolved and what the impact is.
    Dean Forbes

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    Divyang Waghela ( Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell ) About 1 Year after start 22 Jul, 2010

    RO installation is working

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Finally, RO plant construction of 5000 litres capacity per hour is complete.

    Also, construction of 295 toilet units with 265 soak pit, 165 compost pit, 18 household level bio gas plants, 109 smokeless Chullahs and 1400 plantations is done.

    Major expected outcome of the project are:
    • Improved access to drinking and domestic water needs through provision of treated potable water.
    • Substantial reduction in drudgery and time of women for fetching domestic water.
    • 100% individual household toilet coverage as against merely average 15% coverage
    • Promotion of improved hygiene and sanitation practices like appropriate hand washing practices, daily bathing practices, appropriate domestic waste disposal system and improvement in health and environmental conditions.

    Refer the detailed village report attached.

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    Divyang Waghela ( Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell ) 11 Months after start 3 Jun, 2010

    Reverse Osmosis equipment has arrived

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Detailed individual village level drinking water plans, based on the technological parameters – water quality (salinity levels), well yields, water requirements – drinking & domestic etc. have been prepared and the RO plants have been commissioned in these villages.

    Building is almost complete and will be painted after RO installation.

    To make the project sustainable, comprehensive capacity building have been conducted to train and educate the village community to take over the responsibility of maintenance after completion of the project. 80% of the adults in the village were covered.

    Divyang Waghela ( Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell ) 10 Months after start 30 Apr, 2010

    Baseline Study Report

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Centre for Intergrated Development, Ahmedabad helped put together a project report on Tata-GE special drinking water supply and sanitation. The report updates the current condition related to water and sanitation in the villages. Major findings of the baseline study are:

    a) Demographic details and household pattern
    b) Livelihood pattern
    c) Water scenario
    d) Sanitation, waste management and other amenities
    e) Personal hygiene and behavioral aspects
    f) Health & Education condition.

    Detailed report attached in the project ID 344 - http://peerwater.org/projects/344

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 9 Jul, 2009 Preparation Phase
    Divyang Waghela ( Coastal Salinity Prevention Cell ) 2 Months before start 4 May, 2009

    Baseline study launched

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The project will cover 10 villages across Mangrol block of Junagadh district and Porbandar block of Porbandar district. A total of about 5000 households (app 25,000 beneficiaries) would be covered across 8 villages.

    The major activities planned in each village are:
    • Community level capacity building initiatives for construction, operation and maintenance of the RO based drinking water supply units;
    • Training and capacity building inputs
    • Comprehensive village level drinking water storage and supply network;
    • Construction of individual HH level sanitation units, compost pits, soak pits, biogas/ NADEP units / smokeless chullahs.

    Major expected outcome of the project is to:
    • improve access to drinking and domestic water needs through provision of treated potable water & substantial reduction in drudgery and time of women for fetching domestic water.
    • Promote improved hygiene and sanitation practices

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Providing facilitation support to Village Water Committees, social mobilisation and awareness generation and capacity building

Narrative

To be completed by CSPC

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

To be completed by CSPC

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

To be completed by CSPC

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

To be completed by CSPC

Impact

People Impacted: 3500

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 3500

Village 1 - Loyaj - 3500 population with about 500 houses. Old aged people form about 25% of total population in village.

Village 2 Divrana:

Village 3 Maktupur:

Village 4 Shil:

People Getting Sanitation: 3500

Village 1 - Loyaj - 3500 population with about 500 houses. Old aged people form about 25% of total population in village.

Village 2 Divrana:

Village 3 Maktupur:

Village 4 Shil:

Implementer: Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSP (I) )

Funding

Funded:
$602,060
Community:
$174,985
Final Cost:
$602,060
$292,679:
Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT)
$134,396:
GE
$174,985:
Self

Plan/Proposal