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

Pw226

Narrative

Digging and boring at this site is complete. The site is on government land beside Akbar Ghawrami's house of Debnathpara 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 to set up projector programme

    Status: Complete - Unsuccessful

    Operating Status:

    Field visit to set up projector programme that was done before. People are not concern about arsenic health effects. Need to visit again for closure survey.

    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:

    In the beginning this well was used well but later problem occurred over drainage of water that was resolved. As soon as the drains were set up and neighbors started using the well the hand pump got stolen. It seems people are not concerned about their health much so door-to-door campaign followed by another projector program will be done again in October and November 2013 in this area together with three more bi-tech wells with similar issues. Educating the villagers of these backward communities by frequent visits is needed.

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    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) 15 Days after completion 15 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    there is drainage complet.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) 9 Days after completion 9 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Projector program is success.

    • SMS
    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) 7 Days after completion 7 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    there is drainage problem. need to have a health meeting to solve the problem.

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    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) 5 Days after completion 5 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    there is drainage problem. need to have a health meeting to solve the problem.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 2 Days after completion 2 Nov, 2012

    Visited by 7 staff of AWS ......more

    Status: Complete - Unsuccessful

    Operating Status:

    There is a dispute about accessing the well. The family nearest to the well is not allowing the neighbors to access the well saying that their compound gets flooded. There was quarrel and fight on this issue reported to the team. Laltu and Farida will visit the village on Monday 5th Nov to investigate the real reason behind the fight and how to resolve the matter and they will also organise a projector program to be held on friday the 9th Nov.

  • 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: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    PW226-the land donated by Abdul Samad Gharami 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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    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 1 Jun, 2012

    Construction of the bore-dugwell is complete

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Construction of the bore-dugwell is complete except placing of the acknowledgement name plate. And photos are still pending.

  • 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 site is on government land beside Akbar Ghawrami's house of Debnathpara 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=7; total consumers=28; Male=17, Female=11, children <5 = 4 and students =9

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