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

This site #PW152cnl2, is in Pachim Chinili village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Binoy Guria donated the site for the community.

    • SMS
    Meera Hira-Smith ( Project Well ) Over 2 Years after completion 25 Mar, 2013

    Operating Status:

    near pw152 ashim biswas requested one bitech well because there is high iron level in the shallow tube well. They use low Tech home made sand filter.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 31 Jul, 2010 Implementation Phase
  • Implementation Phase Project started on 1 Nov, 2009 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 #PW152cnl2, is in Pachim Chinili village of Chakdah block of Nadia district. Binoy Guria donated the site for the community.

Impact

People Impacted: 56

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 56

According to the register record of July 2011 the total consumers=56; Families=15; Male=31, Female=25, children <5 = 0 and students =18.

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20 families are still using this source. Register is still to be created.

Update Sept 2010: 20 families are using water from this source for drinking & cooking purposes.

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 the North 24 Parganas. The 7 honorary board members are located in Kolkata. There were only 5 field workers who were interacting with the villagers and beneficiaries, training the users on maintenance of the dugwells, organizing village meetings and health meetings. This year four more field workers including a management trainee have been contracted due to expansion of the program to other districts like Nadia and Murshidabad. 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:
$800
Final Cost:
$1,050
$800:
MSSCT

Plan/Proposal