Mushroom farming picks up in Kishtwar
KISHTWAR : Taking a new leap towards self-reliance, Mushroom cultivation in remote Chhatru area of Kishtwar district has picked up in a big way.
Towards this goal, Indian Army had conducted a Mushroom Farming Awareness Camp in collaboration with District Administration in the area. During the camp, youth were made aware of Button mushroom cultivation and marketing of the product.
Subsequently, a self help group of 10 youth is being formed who were briefed on the method of cultivation of Mushroom, techniques of storage and marketing. It is also planned that 100 Packets of mushroom will be distributed among the youth in the villages of Chhatru sub division.
Seeing it as a boon, local youth expressed their gratitude towards the Army for the noble initiative and displayed enthusiasm for cultivation of this aromatic crop in the area.