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This startup is using IoT to help India's silk farmers get superior yields

ReshaMandi embraces the entire silk supply chain from farmer to consumer. While its IoT devices help improve cocoon quality, the firm is also is a one-stop-shop for weavers and retailers

Resha Saathi, the rearing shed IoT device developed by ReshaMandi
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Resha Saathi, the rearing shed IoT device developed by ReshaMandi

Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Jagadeesh Reddy from Sarjapura, a small village in Karnataka has been a silk farmer for about 15 years. Till recently, he would get flaccid cocoons infected by diseases as he used to farm with no proper data. For instance, he did not have information about humidity, temperature, light and air quality. But all that changed, when recently ReshaMandi, a silk agri-tech start-up, installed a rearing shed for the cocoons. It is equipped with the Internet of Things—a technology where devices communicate with each other intelligently. He gets messages daily instructing the rearing shed's temperature, humidity, air quality, and light. 


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First Published: Oct 06 2021 | 9:15 AM IST

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