iDE Treadle Pump

International Development Enterprises (iDE)

iDE Treadle pump, a foot operated device, is used to extract water from shallow aquifers or surface water bodies.

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iDE treadle pump is a foot-operated device to create suction to pump water from shallow aquifers or surface water bodies. It can be attached to a flexible hose, and lift water at shallow depths from any source such as pond, tank, canal, or catchment basin or from tubewells.

It was developed in 1979 by a team working with the Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service (RDRS), an NGO working in northwest Bangladesh. International Development Enterprises (iDE) facilitates the formation of national and regional networks of suppliers, dealers, and installers.

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International Development Enterprises (IDE) through approximately 1,000 stocking dealers in Bangladesh. There is also a treadle pump wholesale market in Dhaka that serves many regional dealers.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

iDE Rope PumpKickStart MoneyMaker Hip Pump,  Rocker Water PumpVergnet-Hydro 60-2000 PumpProximity Designs Red Rhino Pump and other manual methods for water extraction as seen in the table (pricing from 2017).

Water extraction options for irrigation
Extraction MethodPrice(Taka)
Swing Basket100
Dhan (scoop)500-750
Treadle pump(installed)1,000-1,300
Number 6 pump (no platform)3,000-3,500
Chinese 3HP Diesel Pump (installed)9,000-10,000
Note: 50 Taka = US$1 (2017)


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

Goal 1: No poverty

Goal 2: Zero hunger

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