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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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Over 4 Years after completion 29 Aug, 2013

    Operating Status:

    11 ft water. 8 families 31 peoples . Gave the handover folder. Used for drinking and cooking.

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    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) Over 4 Years after completion 27 Jul, 2013

    Operating Status:

    3 ft water, 200ml theoline was sold. 6 families 26 peoples drinking and cooking used.

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    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) Almost 4 Years after completion 22 Dec, 2012

    Operating Status:

    6 families 24 people used for drinking and cooking

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    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) Almost 4 Years after completion 19 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    . Handover packet .

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    Suparna Mondol ( Project Well ) Almost 4 Years after completion 8 Nov, 2012

    Operating Status:

    Good water, 6 families , 24 people use for cooking & drinking. The theoline was sold.

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    Shilpi Poddar ( Project Well ) Almost 4 Years after completion 19 Oct, 2012

    Operating Status:

    6family 24people. goodwater. Drinking and cooking user. Water 7'5".

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Dec, 2008 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Jan, 2008 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.

Sustainability

Creating and measuring long-term impact

For 40 dugwells USD1360

Other Issues

Unusual and unexpected issues faced during project execution

Research and Development is part of the project. Arsenic concentration is 7 PPB dated of report is 30th June 2008, and the total coliform is ____ and fecal coliform is _____. (the bacteria reports are being consolidated)

Impact

People Getting Other Benefits: 50

Public health education on arsenic health effects and personal hygiene is given to all the dugwell beneficiaries. A training program on the maintenance of the dugwells (including chlorination) is given to develop a sense of ownership and to make the program sustainable. There are five field workers working on the dugwell program who are selected from the arsenic afflicted villages. They are involved in site selection, village meetings during site selection, followed by construction of the wells and also follow up the on the technical faults of the dugwells and the numebr of users. The villagers are also shown VCDs on how to improve personal health and hygeine through proper practices. The office of Aqua Welfare Society is located in the village and the coordinator and the account asistant / data entry person travel from Kolkata to meet with them weekly. Trades like well-digging, pottery, and masonry, are required for the dugwell program and are benefiting from work generated by the project.

Maintenance/Operating Costs Annual, in US$: $40

Creating and measuring long-term impact

For 40 dugwells USD1360

Implementer: Project Well & Aqua Welfare Society

Aqua Welfare Society, AWS, is the partner NGO. Their office is based in the North 24 Parganas. The 8 honorary board members are located in Kolkata. There are only 5 field workers who are interacting with the villagers and beneficiaries, training the users on maintenance of the dugwells, organizing village meetings and health meetings. A technical advisor of AWS is based in Kolkata who visits the village occasionally and one awareness programmer who is in charge of awareness programs in the communities and educational institutions. There is an accountant and also a data entry person on part time basis.

Funding

Funded:
$1,177
Final Cost:
$1,170
$1,171:
Blue Planet Network

Plan/Proposal