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Swatch Khowa Pani Yojana

“Swatch Khowa Pani Yojana”(SKYP):

“Swatch Khowa Pani Yojana”- in an initiative of Assam State Rural Livelihoods Mission (ASRLM) under the Social Development component to provide low cost clean and safe drinking water to the community especially in tea garden areas of Assam.

Unhealthy ways of life and improper food and drinking water habits often lead to diseases which incur a lot of expenses hence bringing a burden to poor households.

Initiative to provide low cost clean and safe drinking water to the community especially in tea garden areas of Assam.

Low cost Water Purification Units are set up in villages/labour lines of Tea Gardens.

Initially this project has been started with 34 Tea Garden areas of Sonitpur and Biswanath District by installing one unit per Tea Garden.

These units are community managed, specially by the SHGs promoted and strengthened under ASRLM residing in these tea gardens.

ASRLM has initiated this project in collaboration with respective Tea Garden Management and Terafil.

Role of the SHG:

Once the unit is set up; the selected SHG will make a monthly roster/time table on assigning day wise duty to its SHG members.

Drinking water may be taken twice a day (morning & evening) only. The time will be decided by the SHG and community as per their convenience.

A portable water pump will be provided to the unit by the Mission in the pilot intervention. The President or Secretary of the selected SHG will be the custodian of the portable pump. Loss of the pump will pertain to payment of the amount by the President or Secretary.

Assigned SHG member (including President or Secretary) will have to deposit the pump after completion of her duty, on daily basis.

The SHG will open the gate only during the set timings.

Maintenance cost for first one year is inclusive of the expenses for unit set up. Later years, the community will have to pay a minimum self-decided amount per household every year to the SHG/ Water Management Committee for maintenance expenses, repair work, payment of services etc.

The SHG/ Water Management Committee may obtain grant/free assistance to cover repair costs of the unit from Tea Garden management, private, religious or non-governmental organizations.

The SHG/ Water Management Committee need to keep separate cash book for this Operation & Maintenance Fund.

Role of Tea Garden Management and SKPY Committee:

Tea Garden Management Authority will provide a fencing (either bamboo of iron made) around the unit.

As and when required, the SHG/ Water Management Committee will inform Tea Management/BMMU for hands-on training or repair or support.

In case of any other management and water use conflicts also, the SHG/ Water Management Committee will report to Tea Management/BMMU.

The Tea Management/BMMU is responsible to consult unit installation Agency/Welfare Officer/ PHED Dept./Hygiene expert/Jeevika Sakhi or any other concerned to obtain any support as and when required by the SHG/ Water Management Committee.

The SKPY Committee is responsible for overall monitoring of functioning of the units. The Committee will visit each unit and responsible SHG at-least on monthly basis.

In case, if an SHG wants to withdraw, the SHG itself should propose another nearby willing SHG to take the responsibility to SKPY Committee. The withdrawing SHG must return the portable water pump and balances (annual collection from community), if any, to the new SHG in presence of the SKPY committee. 

SKPY committee:

1. BDO, Concerned Block --------- Chairman

2. Welfare Officer, Concerned Tea garden -- Member

3. DPM, Concerned District---------- Convenor

4. BPM, Concerned Block ------------ Member

5. Jeevika Sakhi, Concerned Block--- Member

6. Representatives of VO/CLF----- Members

7. Local Head ---- Member

8. Active women -- Member

             In case, there is no existing SHG, either new SHG will be promoted or Water Management Committee will be formed for overall management of the Unit.

         

NAME OF 34 SELECTED TEA ESTATES WHERE CIVIL WORK STARTED/COMPLETED

Sl. No.

District

Block

Name of TE

Address/Location of Unit

1

Sonitpur

Balipara

Bamgaon Tea Estate

Cha line

2

Sonitpur

Balipara

Sonabheel Tea Estate

Hospital line

3

Sonitpur

Balipara

Noorbari Tea Estate

Boro line

4

Sonitpur

Balipara

Kolony Tea Estate

Hospital line

5

Sonitpur

Bihaguri

Rupajuli Tea Estate

Boro Line

6

Sonitpur

Bihaguri

Tezpore / Gogra Tea Estate

Office Line

7

Sonitpur

Borsolla

Tulip Tea Estate

Boro line

8

Sonitpur

Borsolla

Arun Tea Estate

1 No. line

9

Sonitpur

Borsolla

Dhekiajuli Tea Estate

15 no. Line

10

Sonitpur

Borsolla

Singri Tea Estate

20 no. line

11

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Tinkharia Tea Estate

New Line

12

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Narayanpur Tea Estate

New Line

13

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Shyamguri Tea Estate

Gutibari Line

14

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Monmohinipur Tea Estate

New Line

15

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Panbari Tea Estate

Guwalpara Line

16

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Hirajuli Tea Estate

Hirajuli Div-Tin Line

17

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Belseri Tea Estate

Praja Line

18

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Chardwar Tea Estate

18 No. Line

19

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Hoograjuli Tea Estate

Factory Line

20

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Sapoi Tea Estate

New Line

21

Sonitpur

Dhekiajuli

Dherai Tea Estate

Factory Line

22

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Addabarie Tea Estate

Line no. 1

23

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Phulbari Tea Estate

Bengbadi Line

24

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Durrung Tea Estate

Panbari Line

25

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Sessa Tea Estate

Notun Line

26

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Dhulapadung Tea Estate

Line no. 2

27

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Ghoirallie Tea Estate

Line no. 10

28

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Tarajulie Tea Estate

Line no. 1

29

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Borjuli Tea Estate

Bhangabil Line

30

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Sonajuli Tea Estate

Line no. 15

31

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Dhendai Tea Estate

Line No 23

32

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Kacharigaon Tea Estate

Ittavatta Line

33

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Nahorani Tea Estate

Line no. 1

34

Sonitpur

Rangapara

Harchurah Tea Estate

Line no. 5