aQysta Barsha Pump

aQysta

The Barsha pump is a hydro-powered irrigation pump. The pump does not require any fuel or electricity to be operated and does not emit any polluting greenhouse gases. The current version of the Barsha pump is able to pump to a maximum vertical height of 20 metres and a maximum distance of 2 kilometres. The pump has a maximum capacity of 40,000 liters per day and the actual amount of water pumped depends upon the speed (and flow rate) of the river, and the height you are pumping to.

Product description

The Barsha pump is a hydro-powered irrigation pump. The pump does not require any fuel or electricity to be operated and does not emit any polluting greenhouse gases. The current version of the Barsha pump is able to pump to a maximum vertical height of 20 metres and a maximum distance of 2 kilometres. The pump has a maximum capacity of 40,000 liters per day and the actual amount of water pumped depends upon the speed (and flow rate) of the river, and the height you are pumping to.

Target region(s)

The pumps have been implemented in areas such as Nepal, Indonesia, and Zambia, where lands were barren and being cultivated only once a year in the rainy season. Farmers could not farm in the dry season due to lack of irrigation, and the costs of using kerosene or gasoline pumps were prohibitive.

Distributors/implementing organizations

aQysta aims to sell pumps to organizational customers (B2B such as private distributors, government and not-for-profit) who do business with commercial farmers.

Market suggested retail price

Unknown.

Competitive landscape

Traditional diesel pumps.

SDG targeted

Barsha Pump aims to improve food security by decreasing farmers’ reliance on diesel pumps with high operating costs. Irrigation can increase food productivity by 2 to 5 times.

Target user(s)

Small-scale to mid-sized commercial farms near a flowing water source.

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