SRINAGAR: A latest integrated mushroom development cum training centre that has come at accost of Rs 3.5 crores will be functional at Lalmandi Srinagar next month.
Director Agriculture Kashmir, Showkat Ahmad Beigh who visited the facility on Saturday said that the centre will provide training and demonstration to the unemployed youth and other agriculture related people on much large scale.
This centre will also provide pasteurized compost to the mushroom grower’s valley wide that will boost the production.
Showkat said that the medicinal values of mushroom are numerous. He emphasized on officers to attract more and more growers for mushroom cultivation and provide them technical knowledge to increase the production.
Earlier the director along with Mushroom development officer Manzoor Ahmad Nazki and other senior officers tool stock of the present training facility.
He was informed that cultivation of mushroom is done for demonstration and training of private growers here in two seasons, spring and autumn. Director was also informed that the crop of this season is ready for sale.
Apart from technical guidance pasteurized compost is also provided to growers so that the cost of cultivation gets lowered and duration of cultivation gets decreased by one month and there is increase yield of mushrooms in the pasteurized compost.