This New Irrigation Pump Doesn’t Need Fuel Or Electricity To Pump Water

Barsha Pump – Works Without Fuel3

How many of you are aware of Climate-KIC? It is a climate innovation initiative by the European Union and in the recent past, a jury of entrepreneurs, business folks and financiers was formed to fund projects that qualified as Europe’s best clean-technology innovations of 2014. The winner was an invention named Barsha irrigation pump. It is owned by a Dutch startup aQysta, which is a spin off company from Delft University of Technology.
Barsha Pump – Works Without Fuel
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Barsha irrigation pump is capable of enhancing crop yields in the developing nations by about 5 times. The good news is that this system requires neither electricity nor fuel for its operation. The name, ‘Barsha,’ comes from Nepalese meaning ‘rain pump’. Although the gadget is a new invention, the design that it makes use of is quite old and had originated back in ancient Egypt.

The pump is a water wheel affixed onto a floating platform. It is moored into a flowing river nearby and the movement of water causes the wheel to rotate.  Air is compressed through a special mechanism generated by the wheel. The compressed air then works by driving water through the attached hose up to the required destination, which is the  field.Barsha Pump – Works Without Fuel3

The company claims that the pump can provide water up to a height of 82 feet with a maximum rate of 1 liter/second. Barsha pump has no operational costs. It requires only one moving part that can be built from any material available locally and shall provide the return on investment in a year. Since no fuel is required, the emission rate is zero as well.Barsha Pump – Works Without Fuel4

The first Barsha pump was installed in Nepal back in July 2014, and a business is already under implementation to manufacture and market the pumps over there. Similar developments are planned for Latin America, Asia and Africa.



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  1. Sir, i am very curious about this technology.It will surely help people who has not electricity in their region.
    Sir please send me details about this on my mail id.

  2. Hi, myself tushank raj from india u.p., sitapur. And i seriously inform you all that i make 2500 watts of eceltricity by using this. so if you want me to do that , please contact me, my contact number is . +918563954183.

  3. how this pump work can i get the details ? from & whom to contact ? I am from technical institute . The student can study

    and amy be used in rural area .