Low cost handpump
Name : Mr. Ouseppachan Anchukandathil
District & State : Idukki, Kerala
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2001
Mr. Anchukandathil and Joseph hail from low income group, inhabiting in a hilly village, about 1500 m above sea level. The terrain is slopy and is subject to gully erosions. The area is subjected to high slopes and gullies. Even though the area is receive good rainfall during the monsoon, yet they face severe water scarcity during summer season. Women have to walk down few km to fetch water. These difficulties promoted them to develop this low cost pump in 1999.
The innovation is a low cost, easy to handle hand pump , which has the capacity to lift water up to a height of 200 ft through a one inch dia. pipe.
This would be ideal for water supply within the house using an overhead tank