The Shivgad Tanda (hamlet) is a remote hilly area in Paithan Block of Aurangabad district. The hamlet comes under the Adul Gram Panchayat (local village body) which is 5 kms away. We have implemented a water system to aid them in their water crisis.

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  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Jan, 2008 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Apr, 2007 Preparation Phase

The Shivgad Tanda (hamlet) is a remote hilly area in Paithan Block of Aurangabad district. The hamlet comes under the Adul Gram Panchayat (local village body) which is 5 kms away. We have implemented a water system to aid them in their water crisis.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The maintenance cost as per revenue model works out to $342 per year. The yearly contribution is being collected by the Water Committee. This would be used for the maintenance and for reserve funds for the replacement of spare parts and major repairs etc. in the long run after 5-7 years.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

- There has been a delay in project completion, as it was difficult to get the the electric connection due distance of 600 ft from the DP (Distribution Pole)

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

the illiterate rural women are capable to implement honestly and parsimoniously large projects with big budgets by maintaining transparency if their capacities are built through training interventions and given opportunity to implement the projects
- if the drinking water problem is identified and the work is initiated by the women , strong support and cooperation is possible from the local governance (Gram Panchyat), CBOs and men folk irrespective of village politics, groupism and bureaucratic interference.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 178

The entire village now has access to safe drinking water.

People Getting Sanitation: 71

- The village has been motivated to take up construction of toilets and bathrooms.
- There is awareness regarding health and hygiene among the villagers.
- Now due to access to safe drinking water, water borne diseases will reduce.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $342

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The maintenance cost as per revenue model works out to $342 per year. The yearly contribution is being collected by the Water Committee. This would be used for the maintenance and for reserve funds for the replacement of spare parts and major repairs etc. in the long run after 5-7 years.

Funding

Funded:
$6,145
$6,145:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal