“Our aim is to create sustainable income to farmers”: Mr. Satya Raghu
Mr. Satya Raghu

6th  February  2023

(ICFAI conducts leadership conversations on the topic “Reimagining agriculture. Redefining innovation.” )

“The aim of Kheyti is to provide sustainable income to farmers that would make them happier“ said Mr. Satya Raghu, Co-founder and President of Kheyti and CosmoGreen at the 91st  WiseViews Leadership Conversations series conducted by ICFAI on February 3, 2023. Mr. Satya Raghu delivered a talk on “Reimagining agriculture. Redefining innovation”.

Mr. Satya Raghu expressed his concern about the loss of income to the farmers which is forcing them to quit the farming altogether. “In a country like India where 50% of the population is dependent on agriculture, this phenomenon is alarming”, observed Mr. Satya.

Explaining about the challenges that are troubling farmers, Mr. Satya said “pests, extreme heat, scarcity of water and unseasonal rains are the major factors that are proving to be the farmers menace”. The team of Kheyti has tried to address these problems by interacting with hundreds of farmers and discussed them about the possible solutions.

Assessing the farmers problems, Kheyti has come up with a concept of  Green House Box which consumes less portion of land and which needs only 2% of water and that is financially feasible. Before finding the solutions, the team members of Kheyti have learned the nuances of farming and practically known the difficulties in farming narrated Mr. Satya. “Besides this we have taken measures like training the farmers with experts and giving them the right inputs and making sure that they implement it to ultimately gain more income”, explained Mr. Satya.

Answering to a query in the Q & A session, Mr. Satya said that “the life of green  house box is about 15 yrs and it requires very less maintenance and we have made improvements to counter the effects of cyclone as well.”

The conversation was moderated by Prof. R Prasad, Director – Academic Wing, ICFAI Group and Prof. Sudhakar Rao, Director – Branding, ICFAI Group.

About 250 participants including researchers, faculty, working professionals, and students attended the webinar which was also live streamed on the facebook.

About the Speaker :

Mr. Sathya Raghu,  Co-founder and President of Kheyti and CosmosGreen.

Current Role:

Mr. Sathya Raghu is the Co-founder and President of Kheyti and CosmosGreen, startups working to help small and marginal farmers rise out of poverty.  He is a CA-turned-farmer and agri-entrepreneur.  CosmosGreen builds large farms to carry out climate smart agriculture for agri innovations.  Kheyti delivers micro greenhouses to smallholder farmers to double their climate resilient incomes.


Mr. Sathya is a 2014 Acumen Fellow, a 2016 Aspen New Voices Fellow, 2018 Rainer Arnhold Fellow and 2020 TeD fellow.  He recently delivered a talk in TED Global climate count down in Scotland.  Mr. Sathya’s startup Kheyti won the prestigious Earthshot Prize, which is considered as Eco Oscars, in December 2022 and received a million pounds and award from Prince William of the British Royal family.


Personal Life:

Mr. Sathya is a dad of two wonderful kids and a passionate Himalayan motor biker.


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