Agriculture Department organizes seven day Training programme on “Mushroom Production Technology’’ at Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Department of Agriculture Production and Farmer Welfare Kashmir today organized a week long training programme on Mushroom Production Technology at Govt. Boys higher secondary school Barakpora, Anantnag. The training programme is attended by newly recruited employees under PM Package for Kashmiri Migrants & Non Migrant Kashmiri Pandits of the Department.
While inaugurating the training programme, Chief Agriculture Officer Anantnag, Sartaj Ahmad Shah in his opening remarks highlighted the importance of training to newly recruited officials and emphasized that the training will enhance competence and build skills of the employees.
He said that the programme was envisioned to augment the knowledge of employees in cultivation, harvesting, processing, value addition and marketing of mushrooms. He also said that training will improve the performance of an incumbent holding a position with assigned job responsibilities.
Moreover, Chief Agriculture Officer Anantnag started the session by delivering a lecture on introduction to the world of mushrooms. Sartaj Ahmad Shah said that skilled human resources in the department and a skill based farming community could play a lead role in the progress and development of the agriculture sector in the coming days.
He said that Mushroom Production is an allied wing of the agriculture sector that could be easily adopted by the landless farmer’s also.CAO Anantnag said that mushroom production has a huge potential to improve the socio-economic conditions of small and marginal farmers. He asked the participants of the training programme to be in touch with the farmers who have developed their mushroom units and put all efforts to attract more farmers & educated youth towards the mushroom sector.
He said that the department has already introduced a multidimensional marketing model where the marketing facilities are extended to the mushroom producers at their doorsteps so that they could fetch maximum returns for their produce.


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