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Community Water Plus, a research project, has investigated twenty case studies of successful community managed rural water supply programmes across 17 states in India. Through these case studies, the research has gained insight into the type and amount of support to community organisations that is needed, and the resources implications of this 'plus' – in terms of money, staffing, and other factors. In this document we capture the inputs that contributed in improving water supply to households and an assessment of cost approximation by the Water For People in West Bengal.

Patharpratima is a block within the South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal. Of the 15 Gram Panchayats (GPs) in Patharpratima, five were declared as "everyone", i.e. covered all households. This has been achieved by a joint-up effort of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Water For People, its local partner NGOs and the Gram Panchayats, who have been installing handpumps, and developing mechanisms for support to community-management of those.

TitleCommunity-managed handpumps in Patharpratima, West Bengal
Publication TypeBriefing Note
AuthorsSmits, S., Mekala, S., Shiva, R.
PublisherIRC
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstract

Community Water Plus, a research project, has investigated twenty case studies of successful community managed rural water supply programmes across 17 states in India. Through these case studies, the research has gained insight into the type and amount of support to community organisations that is needed, and the resources implications of this 'plus' – in terms of money, staffing, and other factors. In this document we capture the inputs that contributed in improving water supply to households and an assessment of cost approximation by the Water For People in West Bengal.

Patharpratima is a block within the South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal. Of the 15 Gram Panchayats (GPs) in Patharpratima, five were declared as "everyone", i.e. covered all households. This has been achieved by a joint-up effort of the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Water For People, its local partner NGOs and the Gram Panchayats, who have been installing handpumps, and developing mechanisms for support to community-management of those.

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