Xylem Pump Certified for Government Programs in India
Xylem was recently awarded certification that qualifies the pump manufacturer’s Saajhi Stepping Pump for Indian rural government programs. The Saajhi Stepping Pump was designed specifically for the smallholder farmer and is offered through Xylem’s Essence of Life (EOL) initiative.
Both the pump and the initiative are focused on improving the economic mobility of farmers in rural agriculture, leveraging innovative rural water management solutions to address fundamental needs of rural farmers in underperforming agricultural regions.
The Certification Report, issued by the Indian State Level Farm Machinery Training and Testing Center, is given by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Department of Agriculture and Cooperation in Odisha, India. The certification process takes place at a government endorsed testing site to ensure quality and ease of product operation, but the process is still time-consuming. Xylem received its certification for its Saajhi Stepping Pump after five months.
“This report validates to our rural customers that we produce a well built product that is designed and engineered with their specific needs and wants in mind,” says Keith Teichmann, director of innovative networks and marketing, Xylem Inc. “The certification enables us to further empower smallholder farmers to improve their economic outlook by opening us, and the product, up to major government programs.”
The Saajhi Stepping Pump is a manual stepping pump that was engineered, designed and tested within rural agricultural markets. It is an ideal water pumping solution for smallholder farmers, enabling them to increase revenue, reduce labor and maximize crop output. This improves local food supply and food security, with positive impact on the overall economy as well.
Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Xylem is a global leader in water technology solutions. The company specializes in water pumps and related equipment and maintains a presence in more than 150 countries.