BAHRAICH ARSENIC MITIGATION PROJECT (BAMP)
 
(2009)
 
BAMP is being implemented by University of Miyazaki (UOM), Japan in collaboration with Eco Friends. The project is being supported by JICA Kyushu, Japan. BAMP office started in September 2008.

Our Team:
  1. Prof. Hiroshi Yokota-Project Manager
  2. Mr. Rakesh K Jaiswal-Dy. Project Managar
  3. Mr. Yasunori Yano-Dy. Project Manager
  4. Mr. Piyush Jaiswal-Field Coordinator
  5. Ms. Swati Singh-Office Manager
  6. Ms. Sharmila Rai-Health Worker
  7. Mr. Layak Ram Jaiswal-Field Worker
  8. Mr. Pankaj Chaturvedi-Field Worker
  9. Mr. Amit-Driver

Apart from our regular staff, we’ve a regular stream of visitors from UOM and interns.

About Bahraich:

District Bahraich has an international border with Nepal on the northern part. District Barabanki and Sitapur are in South, Khiri in West and Gonda & Sravasti in East. It is situated between the 28.24 & 27.4 latitude & 81.65 to 81.3 eastern longitude. Bahraich has a Geographical area of 4696.8 sq km. There are 12 development blocks in Bahraich district. According to census of 2001, the total population of Bahraich is 2381072.

Results of Screening Testing of Arsenic in Bahraich by UP Jal Nigam:

Testing for Arsenic was done in 10 out of 14 Blocks of District. The screening programme followed the protocol of testing 1 water source from habitations with 1-10 water sources and 2 sources from habitations with more than 10 sources. The results of Arsenic Testing are given in the following Table:

Sl. No. Name of Blocks Revenue Villages No. of samples to be tested No of
Total HPs
 tested
Upto
10 ppb
10 ppb-
40 ppb
40 ppb-
50 ppb
Above
50 ppb
1 Mihinpurwa 104 796 617 91 167 60 74
2 Balaha 70 491 506 10 13 1 6
3 Shivpur 72 613 569 21 185 140 108
4 Mahasi * 94 738 479 68 70 31 11
5 Chitaura * 132 642 670 75 68 10 23
6 Tejwapur 87 896 767 72 258 178 215
7 Phakharpur 121 958 573 83 168 87 61
8 Kaisarganj 109 829 758 121 317 91 42
9 Jarwal 120 948 619 92 68 16 23
10 Huzoorpur * 110 1172 951 136 216 115 203

 

 

1019 8083 6509 769 1530 729 766


BAMP has selected 3 habitations (Chetra Proper, Passinpatti & Chainpurwa) of Chetra and 4 habitations (Newada Proper, Babhunichak, Korinpurwa, Dhannipurwa) of Newada village. Both the villages are in Tejwapur Block.

Our mission:

Our mission is to free the people of our project area from the clutches of arsenic contamination of groundwater through an integrated approach.
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