The India Mark II Hand Pump is a widely used, mechanically efficient lever action pump, developed through collaborative efforts in the 1970s. It serves communities of up to 300 people and consists of both above-ground and below-ground components, with corrosion-resistant galvanized steel in its construction.
It operates at an ideal speed of 40 strokes per minute, with a depth range of 25-90m, providing 900 liters per hour.
Notable features include a brass-lined cast iron cylinder and adherence to Indian Bureau of Standards. Extensive trials confirmed its superiority, making it the preferred choice worldwide, but strict quality control is essential to maintain its durability and reliability.