Kombadwadi hamlet is a part of the Jogeshwarwadi main village of Ambad block in Jalna district. It is a drought prone area and is dependent on rainfed agriculture. We have implemented a water system allowing the village access to a safe water supply.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 16 Jan, 2008 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Apr, 2007 Preparation Phase

Kombadwadi hamlet is a part of the Jogeshwarwadi main village of Ambad block in Jalna district. It is a drought prone area and is dependent on rainfed agriculture. We have implemented a water system allowing the village access to a safe water supply.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The maintenance cost as per revenue model works out to $530 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

As per the previous plan, it was decided to install the electric pump in the existing bore well to lift the water. But due to small mishap the old pipes slipped and it was difficult to remove them. Therefore, it was decided drill a new bore well of 200 ft depth of 8 inch diameter. The additional cost of USD 425 (Rs. 17,000) was borne by the community. This is resulted into delay of the completion of the project.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

- 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
- The drudgery of the women is reduced and they have time for other and farm activities. - The implementing agency should be clear about the non-compromisable (peoples contribution, quality of work, maintenance atleast of one year in advance) and should try to achieve these through participatory methods.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 156

The entire village now has access to safe drinking water.

People Getting Sanitation: 62

- The village has been motivated to take up construction of toilets and bathrooms.
- There is awareness regarding the 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$: $530

Creating and measuring long-term impact

The maintenance cost as per revenue model works out to $530 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:
$3,308
Final Cost:
$3,308
$3,308:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal