Sathya Raghu Mokkapati

Sathya Raghu Mokkapati: Co-Founder of Kheyti

Sathya Raghu invented the “greenhouse in a box”, saves 98% water, yields 7 times more food and costs 40% less providing farmers a reliable and steady income stream. 

This is the story of Sathya Raghu Mokkapati, and his mission to ease the burden of climate change.

In his early twenties, he worked as a consultant at @Price Waterhouse Coopers, and was enjoying a comfortable life with steady income, when his heart longed for a different path, one that defied convention.

He found his big idea while working with hardworking farmers facing tough challenges because of climate change-which would change how farming works in the future.

@Sathya Raghu Mokkapati chose to leave behind the luxury of city life and dive headfirst into the world of villages and small towns, determined to confront the pressing agricultural challenges and champion the cause of farmers battling the relentless forces of climate change. 

It was a choice that few would make, for it demanded a resolute commitment to a cause greater than oneself.

The source of Sathya’s inspiration was none other than Reshma, a young and diligent female farmer. Reshma’s struggles, perennially beset by losses wrought by extreme weather conditions, served as a poignant reminder of the grim reality faced by countless farmers across the country. 

In a nation where a farmer took their own life every 42 minutes, the urgency for a solution to the perils of climate change could not be overstated. The very bedrock of the economy was threatened, food security hung in precarious balance, and the overall wellbeing of the nation was at stake.

Sathya, envisioned a future where 9.8 billion mouths would need to be fed, and the specter of food security loomed as a mere mirage. 

Their creation, the “Kheyti-Greenhouse in a box”, emerged as a beacon of hope. An affordable and modular greenhouse bundled with comprehensive support services, this innovative solution stood as a formidable bulwark against the challenges posed by climate change. 

It championed sustainability, consuming 90% less water while yielding seven times more food. Moreover, it promised farmers a reliable and steady income stream. 

The greenhouse covered an expansive area of 2500 square feet and, remarkably, cost only 60% of a regular greenhouse.

Sathya’s life story is a testament to his unwavering commitment to a cause that transcended the comforts of a corporate career. 

Sathya’s legacy stands as a testament to the belief that, with innovation and dedication, even the most daunting problems can be met with transformative solutions.

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