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

Pw193

Narrative

This site #PW193, is in Moddhopara village of Swarupnagar block in the district of N 24 Parganas. Ramapado Saddar donated the site for the community.

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Revised the Land donor of this site. Before this was named as Saidul Karigor that as been is shifted to PW201.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 11 Months after completion 2 Nov, 2012

    This well is used by 13 families, 49 people, 15 ft 3 inches of water.

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    This well is used by 13 families, 49 people, 15 ft 3 inches of water.
    By SMS was sent by Animesh Talukdar against PW191.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 4 Months after completion 26 Mar, 2012

    PW193: Construction of the bore-dugwell is complete.

    Status: Complete - Success, Late

    Operating Status:

    PW193: Construction of the bore-dugwell is complete.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 30 Nov, 2011 Implementation Phase
  • 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 #PW193, is in Moddhopara village of Swarupnagar block in the district of N 24 Parganas. Ramapado Saddar donated the site for the community.

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Revised the Land donor of this site. Before this was named as Saidul Karigor that as been is shifted to PW201.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

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