Report – Himanshu Joshi
Nainital. Nainital district of Uttarakhand is now also becoming the capital of mushroom production. With the increase of 431 metric tonnes of production in Kumaon division since the Corona period, mushroom production in the district has reached 4310 metric tonnes. Due to these figures, the district has become number one in this production. Since mushroom is a crop grown in less space, less time and less cost, it is becoming the choice of many farmers from rural to urban. Alam is that a training center has also been opened for its cultivation.
Mushrooms grown in the mountain are being supplied to big cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur. Talking about the Bhimtal block of the district, so far 2415 metric tonnes of mushroom has been produced here. Although 1812 metric tonnes were produced in the year 2020-21, but after the lifting of Corona related restrictions, it again jumped. Mushroom species include button, white, milky, dhingri, straw and others, but in mountainous areas, button and dhingri are produced more.
Do you also want to do mushroom cultivation?
If you also want to do mushroom cultivation but are not aware of it, then the training center located at Jeolikot can help you. The Chief Mushroom Development Officer’s office is just 16 kilometers away from the Nainital headquarters, where you can know in detail about mushroom production. Here free training of mushroom is given. In the center, compost is prepared for mushrooms, which is given to farmers in the entire Kumaon at 50 percent less price.
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Additional Mushroom Development Officer Saraswati Brijwal said that mushroom has many medicinal properties. It is good for health as well as taste. In this center, three species of mushroom are worked on Oyster, Button and Milky Mushroom. A slightly different fertilizer is made for each species. There are machines kept here since 1993, which still help in making compost for mushrooms. Here farmers are given all the information related to this in three days training.
The address of Mushroom Training Center is: Chief Mushroom Development Officer, Indo Dutch Project, Jeolikot, Nainital. For more information you can call on this mobile number 94107 75566.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 17, 2022, 11:04 IST