Grassroot Innovations

VANRAJ Bicycle Pump


This is a cycle based portable centrifugal pump. The water pump is mounted on the carrier over the rear wheel of a bicycle. Pedal power is transferred from two pulleys attached at the back of wheel. The pump is placed on a platform placed at the rear carrier of bicycle. The unit comprises 1 inch suction pipe (5m), hose nipples, foot valve, bracket, ring 7 V-belt) , Fabricated frame, 1 inch suction & delivery pipe, sprinkler, stand, foot valve. It is used for lifting water for various purposes like development of dry land, as a fire extinguisher, for construction work, use in gymnasium and for irrigation. The bicycle is taken to the water source, parked and peddled on its stand to operate the pump.

Innovator: Mr. Chandrakant V. Pathak

Area: Engineering Sciences

Contact Address: pune

State: Maharashtra

Funding agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India

National Mission: Skill India

Implementing institute: Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN), India


The pump is pollution free and no electricity and fuel are required to operate. It is operated by human power and is light-weight.

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