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

Pw215

Narrative

This site #PW215, is the Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. The land was donated by Abdul Mojet Biswas. Village meeting was held BUT the site was cancelled after pilot test when sand layer was not found at the depth of 30 feet. Beyond this depth arsenic may exist in the well water hence the site had to be cancelled. Village meeting for new site is ongoing.

    • SMS
    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) About 2 Years after completion 28 Feb, 2014

    Operating Status:

    set net filter today.

    • SMS
    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 5 Nov, 2013

    Operating Status:

    set chcekvalve,nut today.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 3 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    This wel is used by 10 families.39 people.come out slite sand.used for drinking and cooking.water 16 ft 5 inch.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) Over 1 Year after completion 13 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    This well is used by 14 families.52 people.good water.used for drinking and cooking.theoline give 300 ml.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 12 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    This wel is used by 12 families..50 people.theoline 200 ml.water into pipe.water is good and used for drinking and cooking.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 19 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    The health meeting has been finished. M-4, f-8, ch-1.

    • SMS
    Animesh sarkar ( Project Well ) 12 Months after completion 5 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    This well is used by 2 families 7 people drinking and cooking.theoline give 400 ml. water 15 ft 6 inch. and water collect.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 15 Feb, 2012 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 22 Feb, 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

This site #PW215, is the Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. The land was donated by Abdul Mojet Biswas. Village meeting was held BUT the site was cancelled after pilot test when sand layer was not found at the depth of 30 feet. Beyond this depth arsenic may exist in the well water hence the site had to be cancelled. Village meeting for new site is ongoing.

Learnings

Knowledge of project and process for sharing

Should complete all construction work before the monsoon (rainy) season that is during the months December 15th to June15th. Village meetings for site selection should be done during the rainy season or months of July to November.

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:
$1,204

Plan/Proposal