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

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Narrative

Digging and boring at this site is complete. The land is donated by Samir Mondol Nischintopur village of Swarupnagar block. Masonry job is going on. All these 10 sites are in the Gobindopur Panchayet.

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Site selection is ongoing that includes community (village) meeting, recording of the geocode of the site proposed by the community.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 3 Dec, 2013

    Field visit again to set projector programmer

    Status: Complete - Unsuccessful

    Operating Status:

    People are not willing to use the bi-tech well. The panchayet has installed a deep tube well 3 feet away from this well and using the bi-tech well as soak pit. The people are not willing to see the ppt presentation at all. Acting ignorant to the arsenic issue.

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) 11 Months after completion 8 Oct, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Went to talk about projector programme of dugwell no- pw225 and pw226.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 11 Months after completion 24 Sep, 2013

    Field Visit Report of Farida, Laltu, Biswajit and Shilpi

    Status: Complete - Partial Success

    Operating Status:

    From the beginning this well was used for other purposes due to high organic smell. The hand pump is stolen. People are using water from a near bu deep tube well installed by the panchayet after construction of the bi-tech well. Closure survey will be done but one more door-to-door campaign followed by another projector program will be done in October and November 2013 in this area where three more bi-tech wells have similar issues. The water of the deep tubewell will be tested for arsenic. If arsenic is absent in the dtw then the community will be encouraged to use the bi-tech well for irrigation purpose.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Oct, 2012 Implementation Phase
    Biswajit Karmakar ( Project Well ) 8 Months after start 4 Jul, 2012

    Follow UP

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    PW225- the land donated by Samir Mondal has a dugwell constructed and now is being ready for usage within few days. The marble slab is to be put up by the workers by 6th july 2012.

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    Paramita Guha ( Project Well ) 8 Months after start 4 Jul, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Construction is complete two months ago but still the marble plate, acknowledging sponsors, is not placed yet. Now 6 families use this water for other purposes other than drinking and cooking. photo will be uploaded soon.

  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Nov, 2011 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

Digging and boring at this site is complete. The land is donated by Samir Mondol Nischintopur village of Swarupnagar block. Masonry job is going on. All these 10 sites are in the Gobindopur Panchayet.

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Site selection is ongoing that includes community (village) meeting, recording of the geocode of the site proposed by the community.

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

The large diameter (10”) pipes for 25 bore dugwells have arrived within 3 weeks after placing the order. The construction team is engaged in conducting site selection procedures while the awareness team is continuing with awareness programs in schools and communities in the areas where dugwells are in operation.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 40

According to the register record of October 2012 the number of Families=5; total consumers=19; Male=11, Female=8, children <5 = 1 and students =8

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.

Funding

Funded:
$1,073

Plan/Proposal