08 September 2021, Punjab: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ropar under the aegis of the Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), and ICAR-ATARI, Zone-1, Ludhiana organized a five days training programme on ‘Mushroom cultivation as subsidiary occupation’ from 01.9.2021 to 07.9.2021.
Dr. G.S. Makkar, Deputy Director (Trg.) KVK, Ropar apprised that 25 farmers, farm women and rural youth from various parts of district Ropar participated in this programme. Dr. Makkar discussed the scope of mushroom cultivation as an enterprise and encouraged successful trainees to come up as an entrepreneur in this sector.
Dr. Sanjeev Ahuja, Assistant Professor (Horticulture) informed that during the training programme, information on the various techniques for successful raising of mushrooms especially button, dhingri and shitake mushrooms, its packing, storage and marketing were shared with the trainees. A series of presentations, demonstrations and hands-on practice sessions on preparation of compost, spawning, bagging and casing etc. were conducted. On the last day of training an exposure visit of trainees was arranged to a mushroom farm of progressive mushroom grower at village Maneli.