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 #PW198, is in Kapalipara village of Swarupnagar block in the district of N 24 Parganas. Sunil Saddar donated the site for the community.

  • Animesh sarkar of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_late Thu 08 Aug 2013, About 7 Years ago

    people are not drinking due to turbid.and organic smell.

  • Animesh sarkar of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_late Tue 16 Jul 2013, Over 7 Years ago

    health meeting held at this bi tech well.total people 14. male 8. female 6 children.

  • Animesh sarkar of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_late Wed 05 Dec 2012, Almost 8 Years ago

    .2 families 7 people. used for other works.water .18 ft theoline 300 ml

  • Suparna Mondol of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_late Tue 04 Dec 2012, Almost 8 Years ago

    Health meeting is ok.12 person. 2 familis , 7 people used for other works.

  • Animesh sarkar of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_late Tue 04 Dec 2012, Almost 8 Years ago

    2 families 7 people. used for other works. water .18 ft theoline 300 ml

  • Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_late Wed 28 Nov 2012, Almost 8 Years ago

    now used by only 2families before 25 families says gobindo sardar. Due to turbidity people stopped using. Today water is clear. Arrange projector program

  • Animesh sarkar of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed Thu 01 Nov 2012, Almost 8 Years ago

    this well was used a lot before. now only 2 families, 7 people, are using for other work because of parts of small insects and rotten leaves in the water. The net was missing. water 17 ft 8 inch. need to clean,

  • Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well
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    Implementation Status: completed_late Tue 20 Mar 2012, Over 8 Years ago

    construction is complete

    construction is complete.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2011 Implementation Phase
  • Paramita Guha of Project Well
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    • SMS
    Implementation Status: in_progress Sun 17 Jul 2011, Over 9 Years ago

    borring is complete. now running digging&Mason work. This area 25 family want this well because here have no others water sources. Thanks Paramita

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 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 #PW198, is in Kapalipara village of Swarupnagar block in the district of N 24 Parganas. Sunil Saddar donated the site for the community.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

31st December: Boring is complete. Tried to do digging at this site but due to the water table being still high digging is postponed that will be done 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:
$956

Plan/Proposal