A technology has been patented from India, that de-husks minor millets to make the nutritious grains affordable. This device, dehusks most varieties of millet, including banyard, foxtail, kodo and proso. Only the chaff-removed grain can be cooked, and there only a few millers who can do it on this scale. The conventional machines are used to mill huge volumes (over 50 kg), not small quantities. The dehusked millet cannot be stored for long periods as they are prone to pest infestation, whereas with the husk intact, the shelf-life can be extended by years.