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

Pw217

Narrative

This site #PW217, is in Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Ajijul Par donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) 12 Months after completion 13 Feb, 2013

    Operating Status:

    Projector programme near dugwell # PW217at kopileswarpur high school. Total attendees 700. The school head master requested the team for another projector programme shortly.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) About 1 Month after completion 26 Mar, 2012

    PW217: Picture of the constructed bore-dugwell is uploaded.

    Status: Complete - Success, Late

    Operating Status:

    Construction of all fifty dugwells of 2011 have been completed except one. The water table of PW194 is still high after the rainfall in winter. see report here http://peerwater.org/projects/378-Arsenic-free-bore-dugwell-PW194-funded-by-MMSCT/proj_reports/631

  • 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 #PW217, is in Swarupnagar block of North 24 Parganas district. Ajijul Par donated the site for the community.

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:
$1,202

Plan/Proposal