How Ecoflo Treadle pump transformed a village

How Ecoflo Treadle Pump transformed a village in India
Ashakiranwadi
In 2005, a remote village called Vaitagwadi located in the hilly Igatpuri tehsil of Nashik district, 30 kms from Nashik city, was given our few treadle pumps along with basic drip irrigation system by renowned NGO – BAIF Mittra. One of the poor farmer wrote a post card to the then President of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam to please come and visit them to see and replicate this model across India for rural upliftment. Dr. Abdul Kalam actually visited Vaitagwadi and was impressed. ‘Vaitag’, which translates to ‘fed up’ in English, was rechristened Ashakiran following the former president’s visit.

The story does not end here – the same villagers came and bought more similar sets with their own resources . And just a few months back the Sarpanch of this village comes in his car to buy another set to help uplift another remote village