Because of general poverty and high price for electricity, people in India can not afford having a washing machine, and instead they use the services of dhobi people (the washer men), who do the laundry manually as you can see on the picture above. That is a hard and time consuming work. Indra is a low-cost, low-tech washing machine which requires no electricity to operate. It has a pedal mechanism which starts the spinner when pushed. Nice design and low-price will make the work of dhobi people way much easier.