Enhance Access to Water for 750 families in India

by SNS Foundation
Jul 9, 2012

Cleaning / Deepening of Wells at Villages Vadipada & Kharset

Vertical Expansion of the Well
Vertical Expansion of the Well

Dear Friends,

SNS Foundation with its project, 'Enhance Access to Water for 750 Families in India' has now completed 3 months on the Global Giving site, with all your good wishes and unstinting support.

The first phase of this project was spread across four (4) villages - Jhambulpada, Kharset, Vadipada and Sadadpana, Block Trimbakeshwar, District Nasik, Maharashtra State.

In the two reports shared so far, we have brought to you, reports from two villages - Sadadpana (Well Cleaning) and Kharset (Pond Cleaning). In this report, the focus is on the two villages of Vadipada and Kharset. In both these villages, the village well has been deepened by way of 'BLASTING'. Specific details of the work in each village is given below:

(a) VILLAGE KHARSET- The efforts of 9 labours over a 11 day period (99 labour days) complemented by the use of blasting machine resulted in the well of this village being deepened by 7feet. Each of the 11 days, all 9 labours contributed 2 extra hours of work, (198 hours of labour contribution) whereas they were paid for 8 hours. The value addition of 198 hours of labour contribution in monetary terms translates into USD 45. This would increase the total project cost of USD 917, to USD 962.

(b) VILLAGE VADIPADA- This site is considerably low in terms of accessibility. Going by foot is perhaps the only way to get there and it takes roughly 2.5 hours each way. The Foundation's project personnel and team of labours thus spend an additional 5 hours in their to and fro travel to the site. The blasting machine and tractor hired for the task approached the site from the neighbouring state of Gujarat. 

Over a time frame of 12 days, 13 labours joined hands to clean the well of Vadipada village (156 labour days). With each labour working 2 additional hours each day, this project activity received a labour contribution of 312 hours (USD 69).

The cost of deepening the Vadipada well by 7 feet worked out to be USD 870. Further translating the labour contribution in monetary terms, the total project cost = USD 939.

The monsoon has quite set in India and the tasks carried out under the project are reaping benefits. We will soon be sharing with you, photographs of how the monsoon rains have filled up the recently cleaned/deepened wells and ponds !!



Horizontal Expansion of the Well
Horizontal Expansion of the Well
Debris of the Blasting Process
Debris of the Blasting Process
Villagers Labour Contribution
Villagers Labour Contribution

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SNS Foundation

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana - India
Website: https:/​/​www.snsf.org, info@snsf.org
SNS Foundation
Project Leader:
Indira Varadarajan
Staff member
Gurgaon, Haryana India

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