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

Pw204

Narrative

The new site for borewell #PW204 is in Jangolpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. This land is donated by Montu Das to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.

31st December: Boring and digging are complete. Housing is ongoing. Photo is pending.

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After cancellation of sites and with the onset of the monsoon work was postponed. Expected to be completed by end of December.

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CANCELLED SITE AFTER PILOT TEST.

This site #PW204, is in the Mistrypara of Bajetpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district got cancelled after pilot test.

This year there is a delay in the construction due to the following reasons:
1. during april and may no village meetings could be held because of assembly election in the state election;
2. many sites were selected and village meetings were held several months before the construction. Many sites were cancelled because of pipelines that the local panchayet came to know about later. In fact sites in two blocks, Haringhata and Bashirhat have been replaced by sites in Baduria and Swarupnagar.
3. During pilot tests due to non availability of water bearing sand layer and family or neigborly disputes by now 22 sites been cancelled.
4. At every new site village meetings are being held that leads to delay too.

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) Almost 2 Years after completion 14 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    there is 20ft water 3families 15people cooking

    • SMS
    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 26 Sep, 2013

    Operating Status:

    set washer today.

    • SMS
    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 9 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    pw204 we are doing healthmetting f9 c3

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 15 Jan, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting is ok. M-1, F-6, Ch-8.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) 11 Months after completion 30 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Projector program is OK.

    • SMS
    Jyotsna Sarkar ( Project Well ) 11 Months after completion 19 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    dirty stagnant water drainage to be done asap projector mtg on 30th

    • SMS
    Safikul Molla ( Project Well ) 10 Months after completion 18 Oct, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Saylen Das is the land donor. Boring, digging, is complete. But housing is incomplete. Hand pump setting is pending. The water level is high in the well.

    • SMS
    Safikul Molla ( Project Well ) 10 Months after completion 16 Oct, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Montu Das is the owner. Now this well is not in use because there is a ditch with stagnant water is adjacent to the well that needs to be sealed. Earlier 21 people were using water for cooking and drinking. Now are back to using water from their shallow tubewells. They are very poor with no education at all and do not know if their tubewells are contaminated with arsenic or not.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 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

The new site for borewell #PW204 is in Jangolpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. This land is donated by Montu Das to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.

31st December: Boring and digging are complete. Housing is ongoing. Photo is pending.

_______________________________________
After cancellation of sites and with the onset of the monsoon work was postponed. Expected to be completed by end of December.

____________________
CANCELLED SITE AFTER PILOT TEST.

This site #PW204, is in the Mistrypara of Bajetpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district got cancelled after pilot test.

This year there is a delay in the construction due to the following reasons:
1. during april and may no village meetings could be held because of assembly election in the state election;
2. many sites were selected and village meetings were held several months before the construction. Many sites were cancelled because of pipelines that the local panchayet came to know about later. In fact sites in two blocks, Haringhata and Bashirhat have been replaced by sites in Baduria and Swarupnagar.
3. During pilot tests due to non availability of water bearing sand layer and family or neigborly disputes by now 22 sites been cancelled.
4. At every new site village meetings are being held that leads to delay too.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

Construction of bore-dugwell, boring and digging, should complete before the monsoon or rainy season. We have learnt that even after boring is completed, digging cannot be done when the water table is high without using heavy duty water pump. However, low ordinary pump is used when the water to be pumped out is maximum 4 feet in the dugwell.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 40

The community will start using the well water after the arsenic report. Water has been collected for the arsenic analysis.
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