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Jammu and Kashmir: Rs 42 crore project set to revolutionize mushroom cultivation in UT Mushroom
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Jammu and Kashmir: Rs 42 crore project set to revolutionize mushroom cultivation in UT

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Jan 2023, 06:00 pm

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government is implementing  ‘Promotion of Round the Year Mushroom Cultivation’ (PRYMC) project across the UT which is expected to prosper the lives of farmers.

The project to be implemented at a cost of around Rs 42 Cr over the next three years by the Agriculture Production Department of J&K will increase the production of Mushrooms by 3.5 times and revolutionise Mushroom Cultivation here, an official statement said as quoted by ANI.

The project will also increase employment generation by 3 times and more than 768 new enterprises are also being created in the process to ensure the sustainability of the interventions, the India news agency reported.

“Mushroom farming generates revenue and helps to reduce poverty. The production of mushrooms creates a significant amount of direct and indirect employment opportunities in the fields of cultivation and marketing, as well as providing opportunities for processing businesses and labour-intensive management,” Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo told ANI.

He added that Mushroom farming requires little capital and little technical expertise, and it is even possible to grow mushrooms indoors on a small scale and easily earn a high return on investment.

He further said that women can grow mushrooms in their homes with little investment and as a result, mushroom farming not only gives rural women more power but also fights poverty at its source.