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WATER & SANITATION.....A WAY TO DEVELOPMENT


ABOUT WATER & SANITATION.....A WAY TO DEVELOPMENT


“Safe Drinking Water through Installation of Deep Tube Wells” is the  basic  activity  and  forms  the foundation  of  Water  &  Sanitation  -  A  Way  to Development  Project  (WS-W2D).  The WS-W2D project installed 51 Tubewells in four blocks such as Sagar, Patharpratima, Kakdwip and Namkhana of South 24 Parganas of  West Bengal.

 

BENEFITS

• Each Tubewell has its own TubeWell Management Committee which is responsible  for maintaining the tubewell by the beneficiaries themselves with their own funds, thus creating an example of ownership concept.

 • Immediate reduction in the incidence of waterborne diseases.

•  After  the  Tubewell  installations, time  spent  on fetching  water  from  far  away  water  source  was saved so that the ladies might devote more time for the welfare of their children, their husbands and for themselves.

 

THE  PERFORMANCE  OF TUBEWELL 

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TOILET

One time grant for toilet construction was given to 300 beneficiaries approx. in four blocks such as Kakdwip, Patharpratima, Sagar and Namkhana of Kakdwip Subdivision. All the beneficiaries are benefiting from Toilets in their household premises & have given away the habit of open field defecation thus reducing  the  incidence  of  Pollution  &  Diseases  like Gastroenteritis, Giardiasis, Cholera, Worm Infestations etc.  Moreover  the  dignity  &  safety  of  rural  ladies  is ensured as they need not to go out of their household premises alone in the dark night for defecation.

OBJECTIVES

• To ensure health hygiene and sanitation.

• To provide social respect to women.

• To protect from environment pollution.

• To provide mental and physical security.

• To improve standard of life

SMOKELESS CHULLAH

WS-W2D project gave Smokeless Chullah to 1000 families approx. in four blocks such as Kakdwip, Patharpratima, Sagar and Namkhana of Kakdwip Subdivision of South 24 Parganas.

The ladies of these 1000 families  are presently doing all household cooking over the chullahs, the ladies thus are spared of many discomforts like Burning Eyes, Headache, Respiratory Problems (allergic asthmas due to excessive smoke of firewood) etc. Moreover it was reported that less firewood was consumed & cooking got completed in lesser time. In a nutshell the standard of life of rural women from these households visibly improved.

OBJECTIVES

•  To save daily firewood consumption.

•  To improve standard of life of rural women.

•  To protect women health from consumption of  harmful gases.

VALUE BASED ACTIVITIES OF SHG:


 

SHG formation, up-gradation and empowerment is one of the major thrust of WS-W2D Project.  WS-W2D Project formed till date 217 SHG groups with approx. 3000 members in four blocks such as Kakdwip, Patharpratima, Sagar and Namkhana of Kakdwip Subdivision of South 24 Parganas. SHG groups are organized in 47 Village clusters and 6 Union Clusters. The 2117 SHGs have total fund of Rs.1,10,00000/- approx. in their bank account which is accumulated by their small savings. The amount is used for internal lending when emergency arises and also for economic development. The group members have also taken loan from Bank for agriculture purpose and successfully paid back the amount in due time. The SHG ladies have become so empowered so as to go themselves to Panchayat Offices, Banks, hospitals, Different Govt. Offices to solve their day to day needs. They are able to voice and protest against social vices like addiction to country liquor, Dowry, Trafficking and discrimination against Womenfolk, Child Marriage and Domestic Violence. Their value and respect in their own families have been enhanced as their husbands and other members realized their contribution to the all-round development of the family.  

OBJECTIVES

• To provide rural women a platform to be united, to improve their standard of life.

• To encourage women to become self reliant.

• To support woman to identify their own inherent qualities.

• To create awareness about their scope, right and responsibility to make healthy society.

SYNOPSIS OF  PERFORMANCE OF SHGs:

 

•217 SHG's formed with  approx. 3000 members.

• Accumulated a Fund Rs.1,10.00000/- approx.

• Own internal loan by SHGs is Rs.35,69,390/- approx.

• Pass Book Amount of SHGs is Rs.37,27,583/- approx.

POULRTY FARMING :

IITD has given 15 chicks each to 900 families approx. in four blocks such as Kakdwip, Patharpratima, Sagar and Namkhana of Kakdwip Subdivision of South 24 Parganas for rearing under the condition that they would rear the chicks properly for economic development.WS-W2D projects’ Animal Resource Person has provided timely supervision, consultation, vaccination and treatment to all the chicks given to the benefiaries. WS – W2D project has been successful in building up an excellent rapport with the Govt. Vet Surgeons and Block Livestock Office who facilitated many Vet Camps within the area where more than 100 members of rural beneficiaries attended with their cattle and livestock. Poultry farming is profitable a suitable for rural condition. Almost all families have been able to get good profit from Poultry farming.


WATER


“Safe Drinking Water through Installation of Deep Tube  Wells is  the  basic  activity  and  forms  the foundation  of  Water  &  Sanitation  -  A  Way  to Development  Project  (WS-W2D).  The  WS-W2D project installed 2 new Tubewells at North Gopalnagar and South Gopalnagar of Patharpratima block and 1 new tubewell at South Kamalpur of Sagar block during the year. Since inception the project WS-W2D installed total 40 tubewells in its project area till end of March, 2016.

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BENEFITS

• After  the  Tube  well  installations,  time  spent  on fetching  water  from  far  away  water  source  was saved so that the ladies might devote more time for the welfare of their children, their husbands and for themselves.

• Immediate reduction in the incidence of water born diseases.

• Each Tube-well has its own Tube Well Management Committee which is responsible for maintaining the tube-well by the beneficiaries themselves with their own funds, thus creating an example of ownership concept!

OBJECTIVES

• To provide safe drinking water

• To save time for fetching water

• To reduce the incidence of water borne diseases

THE PERFORMANCE AT A GLANCE:

• No. of Tube Wells installed: 40

• No. of beneficiaries: 9467

• Fund accumulated in NSCs: Rs.7,65,514/- for tubewell maintenance and repairing

• It started with one tube well in one village and now  spread  to  40  villages  of  16  GPs  of  4 blocks.

• Besides time to time repairing of Tubewells, accumulated  fund  is  used  as  an  Emergency Fund.

• Strong  ownership  concept,  community involvement  and  active  participation  are established.

• Waste  water  management  through  water recharge is practiced.

 

 


TOILET


One time grant for toilet construction was given to 63 beneficiaries. In Sagar Block 20, in Kakdwip Block 24 and  in  Patharpratima  Block  19  beneficiaries  of  WS- W2D received grants for Toilet in the year 2015-2016. Thus  these  148  families  till  end  of  March,  2016  are benefiting from Toilets in their household premises & have given away the habit of open field defecation thus reducing  the  incidence  of  pollution  &  diseases  like Gastroenteritis, Giardiasis, Cholera, Worm Infestations etc.  Moreover  the  dignity  &  safety  of  rural  ladies  is ensured as they need not to go out of their household premises alone in the dark for defecation.

OBJECTIVES

• To ensure health hygine and sanitation.

• To provide social respect to women.

• To protect from environment pollution.

• To provide mental and physical security.

• To improve standard of life

 

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SMOKELESS CHULAH


In 2015-16 WS-W2D project gave smokeless chullah to 200 families in Giripara Sridharnagar of Patharpratima and Mrinalnagar of Kakdwip Block. 

The ladies of these 200 families  are presently doing all household cooking over the chullahs, the ladies thus are spared of many discomforts like burning eyes, headache, respiratory problems (allergic asthmas due to excessive smoke of firewood) etc. Moreover it was reported that less Firewood was consumed & cooking got completed in lesser time. In a nut shell the standard of life of rural women from these households visibly improved.

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OBJECTIVES

•  To make pollution free environment.

•  To save daily firewood consumption.

•  To improve standard of life of rural women.

•  To protect women health from consumption of  harmful gases.