Training program on commercial scale, sustainability in mushroom cultivation held

Srinagar: Training program for Mushroom Cultivation on “Commercial Scale and its Sustainability” under Central Sponsored Scheme Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojna (PMKKKY) was held today in the mining affected area of block Khonmoh.
Project Coordinator Mushroom Farooq Ahmad Shah Inaugurated the training camp wherein beneficiaries, educated unemployed youths of mining affected areas and other senior officers involved with the scheme were present.
Speaking on the occasion Farooq Ahmad Shah said, main objective of conducting such training camps is to give technical knowhow on commercial cultivation of Mushroom on scientific lines with main thrust on sustainability so that the youth does not rely on government jobs only but engage themselves in self employment generation activities.
Project Coordinator said mushroom cultivation has commercial dimensions which can uplift the socio-economic status of growers. He impressed upon the concerned Officers to ensure that all the innovative steps are being taken to promote mushroom sector. He urged upon the mushroom experts and scientists of the Department involved with the scheme to organize special training programs on scientific cultivation of mushrooms for the unemployed.
Farooq Shah said there has been a record breaking yield and production of mushrooms in the year 2020-21, he emphasized upon the officers to rope in youth of the valley for taking up the mushroom cultivation for earning their livelihood.
Syed Mudasir Shafi Mushroom Development Officer Srinagar informed that Zewan village of Block Khonmoh has been adopted by the department as Mushroom village under PMKKKY and had established 52 mushroom units and all the units are running successfully. The beneficiaries of the village were given various inputs, trainings and awareness so as to update and engage them in the mushroom cultivation activity on full time basis besides motivating others.

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