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

New site in North 24 Parganas in the Baduria Block. This bore-dugwell #PW234 is in the Charaktala village of Bagjala Panchayat and the land is in front of the Charaktala Temple. The site selection was facilitated by Mr. Samsur Haque, who is a member of the Panchayet. Village meeting will be held on 22nd of May and the site is finalized.

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    Laltu Mirza ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 3 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    repair today.

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    Farida Bibi ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 3 Jan, 2014

    Operating Status:

    Health meeting has been finished. Total- 26.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) About 1 Year after completion 26 Dec, 2013

    Field Visit: Not used. community is not well informed maintenance of the bi-tech well. After repair in February projector program will be held.

    Status: Complete - Partial Success

    Operating Status:

    Not used. community is not informed well about the bi-tech well. After repair in February projector program will be held. Due to organic smell at the initial stage of construction in 2012 and not pumping the water the community and the visitors of the mosque never felt encouraged to use the well. We spoke to local young men who were complaining about the quality of water being smelly. They were explained about operation after construction that was done that is it is essential to pump the water at the initial stage to get clear water. Since nobody pumped the stagnant water produced strong organic smell after few days that discouraged the people. In February this well will be cleaned followed by village meeting on maintenance and also projector program has been scheduled.

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  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Oct, 2012 Implementation Phase
    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 26 May, 2012

    Village meeting

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    village meeting was held on 22nd and the community members are excited about this safe source of drinking water.

    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) 7 Months after start 21 May, 2012

    Pilot Test

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Pilot test was completed and sand was located at a depth of 12 feet. the site is confirmed for village meeting.

  • 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

New site in North 24 Parganas in the Baduria Block. This bore-dugwell #PW234 is in the Charaktala village of Bagjala Panchayat and the land is in front of the Charaktala Temple. The site selection was facilitated by Mr. Samsur Haque, who is a member of the Panchayet. Village meeting will be held on 22nd of May and the site is finalized.

Impact

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 40

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