aQysta Barsha Pump


Barsha pump is a hydro-powered pump which runs without any fuel or electricity.

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Product description Brand name and 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 kilometers. 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) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

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 Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

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 Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

2000 Euros(~$2329 USD)

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Traditional diesel pumps.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: 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) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

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

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