Gopinath (right) and one of his colleagues inside the rearing house. In Gopinath's silk farm, cocoons are harvested on paddy straw rather than on expensive bamboo grids. Paddy straw also offers good aeration and its blades do not collapse under the weight of a large number of cocoons.
Gopinath (left) gives instructions to his co-worker Raju outside the rearing house. Gopinath discovered a unique method of controlling room temperature and humidity inside the rearing house by erecting a thatched roof and employing a system of minute water jets running over and around the rearing house.