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 #PW210 is in Jangolpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. This land is donated by Jalil Amir Mondol to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.
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31st December: Boring and digging is complete. Housing is ongoing. Photo of housing pending.

"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 #PW207 is in the Bajetpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. The land is donated by Nagendranath Haldar to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.

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 In fact sites in two blocks, Haringhata and Bashirhat have been replaced by sites in Baduria and Swarupnagar.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.

  • Farida Bibi of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_late Thu 05 Sep 2013, Over 6 Years ago

    there is 16ft of water 17families 53people good water used for drinking and cooking

  • Farida Bibi of Project Well
    • confidential
    • SMS
    Implementation Status: completed_late Thu 16 May 2013, About 7 Years ago

    gave the arsanice report arsanice label 0*00 ppm

  • Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well
    • confidential
    Implementation Status: completed Thu 09 Aug 2012, Almost 8 Years ago

    update

    This dugwell could not be used because the water was stagnated close to the well apron. On 8th August the field team and the project manager visited this site. Some renovation work is required including laying a drainage pipe and cementing around the apron that was not done properly. The renovation cost would be between Rs.1000-1500/-. Two field assistant will carry out the work by the mason who are currently working in the community.

  • Meera Hira-Smith of Project Well
    • confidential
    Implementation Status: completed Fri 23 Mar 2012, About 8 Years ago

    PW210: Picture is uploaded of the bore-dugwell being complete and in use.

    Picture is uploaded of the bore-dugwell being complete and in use.

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

    Picture of the construction being complete is still pending.

    Picture of the construction being complete is still pending.

  • 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 #PW210 is in Jangolpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. This land is donated by Jalil Amir Mondol to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.
__________________
31st December: Boring and digging is complete. Housing is ongoing. Photo of housing 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 #PW207 is in the Bajetpur village of Baduria block of N 24 Parganas district. The land is donated by Nagendranath Haldar to the community to construct the bore-dugwell.

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

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