Currently we are working on projects in the following five villages located in Orissa, India: Sogora, Raipur, Tentilikuti, Chandragiri, and Khushpuli. The table below details the costs of the projects (costs are given in Indian rupees). The water source for the villages will be by deep bore wells (to replace the simple dug wells that run dry during the dry season, which usually occurs in the months of April, May and June). These deep bore wells, which will have proper casing, will feed large overhead tanks, powered by pumps, that will then directly supply the homes of the five villages through pipes laid underground, thus making water available throughout the year. The total cost for these projects in US dollars is $159,289.00 (based on the interbank rate of 7.29.08 which is: 1 US Dollar = 42.37516 Indian Rupee). The projects will serve approximately 1035 families with the population of 11,150 people. Water borne diseases are very common, and the loss of many lives is not unusual.
Bore wells, overhead tanks, and pure water that is piped directly to homes will raise the communities’ standard of living through improved: health, hygiene, increased total amount of water available to the population, labor saved, and increased livelihood opportunities. The villagers will always be grateful for a continuous supply of pure water (since groundwater is devoid of microorganisms), far greater savings potential as the medical expenditure will be much reduced, and most importantly, lives saved.
The following methodology will be adopted to ensure the success of the project:
- Groundwater is to be surveyed by means of Geohydrology and Vertical Electrical Sounding (V.E.S.) methods.
- Water will then be pumped to the overhead tank by means of submersible pump.
- Finally the water will be distributed to households by means of a gravity distribution system.
Please join us in implementing these projects. Your donation will go towards the costs detailed below. A Pure Water Project representative will be overseeing the work.
Table of Detailed Costs for the Five Indian Villages
|S. No.||Name of the Village and Number of Families||Population Size to Benefit||Borewell (Cost in Indian Rupees)||Tank (Cost in Indian Rupees)||Piping (Cost in INdian Rupees)||Total (Cost in Indian Rupees)|
|1.||Sogora Familes - 40||350||6 inches bore well (300 ft dept)
|PVC 2 inches pipe 3800 ft, GI pipe & fitting items
|2.||Raipur Families - 155||2000||6 inches bore well (300 ft dept)
|PVC 2 inches pipe 4800 ft, GI pipe and fittings items
|3||Tentilikuti Families - 30||300||6 inches bore well (300 ft dept)
|PVC 2 inches pipe 4200 ft, GI pipe and fittings items
|4||Chandragiri Families - 700||7000||8 inches bore well (300 ft dept)
|PVC 2 inches pipe 17050 ft, GI pipe and fittings items
|5||Khushpuli Families - 110||1500||6 inches bore well (300 ft dept)
|PVC 2 inches pipe 5950 ft, GI pipe and fittings items
Total cost for the five villages:
The duration of the project is expected to be approximately four months. The project lead for these five villages is the Thupten Mindolling Nyingmapa Society (T.M.N.S.)
Established in the year 1994, T.M.N.S. is a non-government organization registered under the Indian Societies Act XXI of 1860, and is subject to accounting by the Indian government; it is registered under FCRA, No. 104910074. This organization has successfully completed many projects bringing benefit to many families, including the initial water projects begun by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. Following are a few examples of the completed projects.
- Drinking water supply to Tibetan Refugee (T.R.) camp No.1, Orissa, India
- Drinking water supply to T.R. Camp No.2, Orissa, India.
- Drinking water supply to T.R. Camp No. 5, Orissa, India.
- Drinking water supply to T.R. Camp No. 4, Orissa, India.
- Drinking water supply to an Indian village Jeerang, Orissa, India.
- Scholarship to 180 children
- Financial help to 30 poor families
- Hostel facility to students in Tibetan settlement, Maio, Arunachal Pradesh, India.