Updated Sep 13, 2018


aQysta Barsha Pump

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Pratap Thapa

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Registered in Netherlands.

Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Aquaculture and Research

Agriculture, Aquaculture and ResearchSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Turkey, Nepal, Spain and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Turkey, Nepal, Spain, Indonesia and ZambiaSEE LESS

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Mission and Vision

To date, aQysta has reached 489 households and 2,571 end users/customerswith its hydro-pump technology. The innovator has sold 70 Barsha pumps acrossNepal in diverse socioeconomic conditions. In Year 3, aQysta received an orderof 200 pumps from the Nepalese government. aQysta has leveraged more than$350,000 in outside funding, and has seen a profit margin of 29%.

Innovation Description

aQysta’s Barsha pump is a low-cost, innovative solution for smallholder farmersto irrigate their fields without using any fuel or electricity. The hydro-poweredpump is easily implemented anywhere there is flowing water nearby andrequires little maintenance.
How does your innovation work?
The hydro-powered Barshapump is easily implemented anywhere there is flowing water nearby andrequires little maintenance. Barsha pumps can save up to 70% of irrigation costscompared to fossil-fuel-based pumps and compared to similar-capacity solarpumps, Barsha pumps are up to two times less capital intensive.

Competitive Advantage

The Barsha pump is the most versatile hydro-powered pump available on the market, as it does not require any infrastructure to implement and can be directly placed in rivers without the need for an input head. Other hydro- powered pumps (such as RAM pumps), require input head greater than 1 meter to operate which limits the geographic areas of their applicability. The Barsha Pump is cost effective and requires significantly less maintenance and is of much lighter weigh than deviant product architectures.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Leveraging the use agricultural fairs, magazines, social media, trade missions, and attending conferences & events
Funding Goal1,700,000


Sep 2018
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Apr 2018
Sep 2017
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aQysta Pump Impacts Smallholder Farmers
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In the News
Getting Water Up the Mountainside: How the Barsha Pump Utilizes Nepal’s 6,000 Rivers to Power Irrigation