BAHRAICH ARSENIC MITIGATION PROJECT (BAMP)
 
(2009)
Activities:

Education and Awareness:

BAMP has conducted a comprehensive socio-economic survey of the project villages. Each project habitation has a bill-board installed, displaying BAMP activities. BAMP staff has given presentations in all the schools using power-point and distributed brochures and hand-bills containing information about arsenic. Arsenic Mitigation Committees (AMC) have been formed in all the habitations which meet at regular interval. AMC chairmen meet every 2 months at BAMP office. Power point presentations are being arranged for the villagers.


Water testing:

BAMP has tested all the water sources (Government tube-wells, private tube-wells and dug-wells) for arsenic with the help of Wagtech & Merck Arsenic Field Kits. Recently we also checked the water sources for bacterial contamination. Arsenic contaminated tube-wells have been painted red and arsenic safe tube-wells green. (TW Survey Result 2)’



Test Results
GTW + PTW Chetra Village Newada Village
  Chetra
Proper
Passin
Patti
Chain
Purwa
Babhni
Chak
Dhanni Purwa Newada Proper Korin
Purwa
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
0 54 73 11 38 15 60 30 75 17 27 81 68 4 22
1<As<10 3 4 1 3 5 20 3 8 5 8 16 13 4 22
11<As<30 12 16 5 17 1 4 2 5 12 19 6 5 5 28
31<As<50 2 3 4 14 0 0 0 0 13 20 7 6 2 11
51<As<70 3 4 2 7 0 0 0 0 3 5 1 1 0 0
71<As<90 0 0 1 3 1 4 1 3 10 16 2 2 2 11
91<As<100 0 0 1 3 1 4 1 3 4 6 2 2 0 0
over100 0 0 4 14 2 8 3 8 0 0 4 3 1 6

  Total

74   29   25   40   64   119   18  


GTW + PTW Chetra Village Newada Village
  Chetra
Proper
Passin
Patti
Chain
Purwa
Babhni
Chak
Dhanni Purwa Newada Proper Korin
Purwa
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Under 50ppb 71 96 21 72 21 84 35 88 47 73 110 92 15 83
Over 50ppb 3 4 8 28 4 16 5 13 17 27 9 8 3 17

  Total

74   29   25   40   64   119   18  


GTW Chetra Village Newada Village
  Chetra
Proper
Passin
Patti
Chain
Purwa
Babhni
Chak
Dhanni Purwa Newada Proper Korin
Purwa
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1<As<10 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11<As<30 7 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31<As<50 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 50 2 20 1 25
51<As<70 3 23 2 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0
71<As<90 0 0 0 0 1 25 0 0 2 33 1 10 2 50
91<As<100 0 0 1 33 1 25 0 0 1 17 2 20 0 0
over100 0 0 0 0 2 50 2 100 0 0 4 40 1 25

  Total

13   3   4   2   6   10   4  


GTW Chetra Village Newada Village
  Chetra
Proper
Passin
Patti
Chain
Purwa
Babhni
Chak
Dhanni Purwa Newada Proper Korin
Purwa
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Under 50ppb 10 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 50 2 20 1 25
Over 50ppb 3 23 3 100 4 100 2 100 3 50 8 80 3 75

  Total

13   3   4   2   6   10   4  


PTW Chetra Village Newada Village
  Chetra
Proper
Passin
Patti
Chain
Purwa
Babhni
Chak
Dhanni Purwa Newada Proper Korin
Purwa
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
0 54 89 11 42 15 71 30 79 17 29 81 74 4 29
1<As<10 2 3 1 4 5 24 3 8 5 9 17 16 4 29
11<As<30 5 8 5 19 1 5 2 5 12 21 6 6 5 36
31<As<50 0 0 4 15 0 0 0 0 10 17 4 4 1 7
51<As<70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0
71<As<90 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 8 14 1 1 0 0
91<As<100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 0 0 0 0
over100 0 0 4 15 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

  Total

61   26   21   38   58   109   14  


PTW Chetra Village Newada Village
  Chetra
Proper
Passin
Patti
Chain
Purwa
Babhni
Chak
Dhanni Purwa Newada Proper Korin
Purwa
No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. % No. %
Under 50ppb 61 100 21 81 21 100 35 92 44 76 108 99 14 100
Over 50ppb 0 0 5 19 0 0 3 8 14 24 1 1 0 0

  Total

61   26   21   38   58   109   14  

Health survey and Medical training:

BAMP Health Worker has conducted door to door survey for arsenic patients in all the habitations. She was assisted in her efforts by the Assistant Health Workers. She has identified 40 potential arsenicosis patients during her survey.

BAMP conducted a training program for the local doctors last December. Dr. Akhtar from Bangladesh and Dr. Idris from Lucknow imparted training to Bahraich doctors regarding diagnosis and treatment. of arsenicosis patients. We plan to organize another training program in the month of June.

Test boring:

BAMP organized test borings at 3 different sites at different depths (10 m, 30 m, 50 m & 100 m). The test borings were done to prepare the geological log profile which will help us to decide the water supply option in the project area.

Study tour:

We plan to organize a Study Tour to Bangladesh for BAMP staff, selected villagers and a doctor and an engineer. This exposure visit will help the group to learn arsenic problem, its health impacts and the mitigation measures, implemented by Asia Arsenic Network in Bangladesh.

BAMP is getting all possible support in its efforts from UP Jal Nigam (UPJN) and the local administration. We also stay in touch with Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Geological Survey of India (GSI) and UNICEF which are involved in arsenic mitigation measures.

In the villages, pumps have been painted in red and green.
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