Training program for skill development in mushroom cultivation for mining affected areas held at Zewan Srinagar

Srinagar: A daylong training program for skill development in mushroom cultivation for mining affected areas was held at Zewan Bala of district Srinagar today. The program is being organised by Mushroom Development Office Srinagar under Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY) wherein educated unemployed youth and other interested persons are given training regarding skill development in mushroom cultivation.
The training program was inaugurated by Chief Agriculture Officer Srinagar Mohammad Younis Chowdhary in presence of District Agriculture Officer Srinagar Shabir Ahmad, Mushroom Development Officer Srinagar Syed Mudasir Shafi, SDAO Srinagar Javed Ahmad, Scientists, experts, and other officers of the district . While highlighting the importance of the training program, Chief Agriculture Officer Srinagar said the main objective of the program is to educate the inhabitants of the mining affected areas about the long term sustainable livelihood . He said the department is devising a composite strategy for the development and promotion of Mushroom Sector for uplifting the socio economic status in the mining areas.
Chowdhary called upon the mushroom scientists and concerned officers to devise a future strategy which could be inclusive, composite and multidimensional and should meet all the requirements of the district in terms of jobs and entrepreneurship.
He said that complete guidance will be provided to the participants so that they can develop their mushroom units and after that, visits by the field functionaries and experts should be ensured that would help their units to thrive on scientific lines.
Mushroom Development Officer Srinagar, Scientists and other experts of the Department gave lectures on different topics regarding mushroom cultivations on scientific lines.

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