A ‘mixie’ that separates the millet from the chaff

A former engineering college professor has patented the technology that drives a home device to dehusk minor millets in her quest to make the nutritious grains affordable.

The jar, designed to remove the chaff without breaking the pod within, “can be used like any mixie container,” but should be operated at low speed, says Sharmila Keerthivasan, who is closely associated with Nalla Soru, a team that works for sustainable development.

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