Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Step Climber solution to watering crops - cool!

Keep fit and water your crops at the same time - cool. Wonder if some savvy and mechanically inclined investor can buy up step climbers people no longer use - grin - or never really used and retro fit them - recycle - as water pumps for third world use!
clipped from tech.ashoka.org

Treadle Pumps: Eco friendly and effective way of pumping water

A Treadle Pump is a human operated pump used to pump water from a depth of few meters and from lakes and rivers.
International Development Enterprises India
has sold more than 750,000 Krishak Bandhu (farmer’s friend) Treadle Pumps till date and has positively affected more than 3 million people.
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