Self-supporting community- based mitigation program that provides arsenic safe water using modified dugwells along with public education on water related health effects.

Abdulsamad_mondol

Narrative

This site #PW196, is in Dewanpara village of Swarupnagar block in the district of N 24 Parganas. Abdul Salad Mondol donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 13 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting held in this bi -tech well.Total-12.M-2.F-8.C-2.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 5 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    This wel is used by 12 families,53 people,good water,used for drinking and cooking.water-19 ft.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 11 Jun, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting has been finished. M-6, F-5,Ch-19. Diyara, Sawrupnagur. Aparna, Shilpi, Animesh.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) 10 Months after completion 8 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    people are not using because a lot of sand is coming out. need to repair.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2011 Implementation Phase
    • SMS
    Dennis Baroi ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 8 Jul, 2011

    Operating Status:

    This report is on PW189: Today 8.7.2011 as routine check during site selection to check the depth of the sand layer pilot testing was done at Sawrupnagar. The donor of the land here is Golam Mondol. The expected medium coarse sand was discovered at the depth of 20 feet and the boring was done upto 25 feet. In this area there were 3 pilot tests done out of which one site was cancelled because there was no sand layer. Clay was found the all way down to 25 feet. Tomorrow three more pilot testing will be done and the actual boring will start on Monday at the sites those get finalized.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 30 Nov, 2010 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 site #PW196, is in Dewanpara village of Swarupnagar block in the district of N 24 Parganas. Abdul Salad Mondol donated the site for the community.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

31st December: The digging is still pending due to high water table. Should try to do digging in the second week of january 2012.

Due to cancellation of sites at Swarupnagar, Bashirhat and Baduria new sites were selected following the selection procedure of village meetings and geocoding that delayed in construction and only boring could be done at some sites. Followed by the heavy monsoon rain since end of July to present there was further delay. The monsoon rain will continue till end of October and hoping to complete the project in November 2011.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 40

Registers will be created as soon as the community starts using the water from this bore-dugwell.

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 North 24 Parganas. The seven honorary board members are located in Kolkata. New field workers have been engaged mainly for the surveillance program. There is one project manager, one technical manager, one awareness program manager, two technical assistants, one maintenance assistant, one assistant for data entry, one account assistant and three field workers; three more field workers will be hired. All field staff are constantly interacting with the villagers and beneficiaries, training the users on well maintenance, organizing village meetings and health meetings. The project manager visits the villages three to four times a week and works alongside the field workers, meeting with government officials and villagers, selecting sites, coordinating well construction, sending reports to Project Well and meeting with the members AWS to keep the projects running. The awareness programmer is in charge of conducting public education programs in the communities and educational institutions, which is the other component that makes our program sustainable.

Funding

Funded:
$1,160

Plan/Proposal