Translation of the Telugu pamphlet on wheel pump:
The above Wheel Pump was installed in Lepakshi, Anathapuram District.In the above image from left to right: B. Venkateshwarlu (Sakti), Sathya Narayana (Mechanic), Gangi Reddy (Chaithanya NGO)
- Remove the handle – fix the wheel.
- The wheel costs Rs.6000/- only
- It can be assembled in local workshop. Maintenance cost are nominal. The wheel can be shifted from one pump to another pump.
- Water at the depth of 120-200 can be pumped
- Electric power is not necessary.
- Farmers who left their pumps due to less yield ½ “ or 1” can fix this wheel and irrigate vegetables, fruit orchards.
- Don’t allow the water to flow on the ground. Instead irrigate the plants through pipe. For vegetable cultivation fix house sprinklers to the pipe.
- Can arrest wastage of water.
- Farmers having green house can grow vegetables in commercial way
- The wheel running on bearings in one rotation pumps 5 pots of water
- The water necessary for 50 plants can be provided with pot drip in 5 or 6 minutes.
- This wheel pump oil engine can be connected to use ordinary or sprinkler drip
- Small dalit farmers who are away from the village at the foot hill with sufficient water in their bores, this wheel pump is a blessing.
- The wheel pump if pushed twice, it automatically rotates another two rounds, because of the mechanical power. Pumping of ground water is easy.
- It the bore well is in the premises of house – fix the wheel to pump up to the over head tank.
- During the drought, through protective or wet drip, wettings can provided for dry land crops.
- Poor farmers can raise nurseries, seed lings for transplantation. Flower plants can be raised in plastic buckets or cement kundis.
- 5 to 6 farmers can collectively arrange and use this wheel pump.
- Women use hand pump for drinking water. Their hardship shall come down.
- Can be fitted to new drinking water borewells.
- Will be useful for school children to fill the tubs and there from to provide water to plants in the school premises
- Government is spending 1200 crores for drip irrigation. It can spend a part of it to this wheel pump and help the small and dalit farmers.
- The wheel can be shifted from a borewell to another pump on a cart or trolley, after caping the first pump.
- Fruit plantations can be successfully maintained through this wheel pump.
- This wheel pump can be introduced to ITDA, Scheduled caste development corporation
- This wheel pump can be made part of APRLP, water sheds, Jalajeevanam etc. programme.
- Who ever wants to use this a ‘kunta’ (ditch) can be dug and proper bunds should be formed.
- In the nearby streams, , form small kuntas and stain with stone.
- If the farmers think that their livelihood will be safe with this wheel, they should not allow installation of irrigation borewells or submersible pump connections.
- Don’t allow the water to flow idle. Provide water through pipe and spray dry grass to check evaporation.
- Through green house, cultivation of vegetables in pots or plastic buckets, economy of water increases.
- Go for mixed crops to save water.
- Keep ready, spanners, wrench, and grease. Normally you don’t require a mechanic.
- If greenary is there on streams bunds and small hills, water won’t evaporate. The ground water shall increase.