13 - 15 May, 2020, Banaskantha - 1, Gujarat
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra has organized the three-day “State Level Online Workshop for Rural Youths on Mushroom Production Technology” at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Banaskantha - 1, Gujarat from 13th to 15th May, 2020.
In his inaugural address, Dr. R.K. Patel, Vice-Chancellor, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat highlighted the mushroom’s nutritional importance, its health benefits, current status of its cultivation in Gujarat and the future opportunities in the Banaskantha District.
Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Pune, Maharashtra urged the rural youths for adopting the mushroom cultivation as an enterprise. He stressed on the business planning, developing entrepreneurial motivation, bearing calculated risk, linking with market, etc., that are among the important factors for getting the success. Dr. Singh accentuated on very less area that is required for starting the mushroom cultivation with locally available inputs / resources.
Padma Shri Genabhai Patel, a differently-abled Farmer from Gujarat emphasized on Banaskantha District’s huge potential for mushroom cultivation. He stressed that it is the best approach to enhance the farmers’ income in the area.
The various issues and challenges in the mushroom cultivation will be addressed by the various senior officials of ICAR Institutes and other Agricultural Universities.
The workshop was organized with an aim to encourage the farmers for taking up the mushroom cultivation as an enterprise by adopting the scientific mushroom cultivation practices.
The workshop registered a total participation by around 110 farmers and rural youths from 17 Districts of Gujarat through Google Meet App.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra)