Hands on Training programme on Mushroom Cultivation and Value Addition at UCOST, Dehradun

Under Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana, 5 days hands on training programme on mushroom cultivation and value addition was organized at UCOST, Dehradun from dated 22nd to 26th January 2021. The programme was inaugurated in the gracious presence of Dr Mahesh Sharma, Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Central University and chairman of the project. Participants from four clusters Bazira (Rudraprayag), Bhigun (Tehri), Kausani (Bageshwar), Gaindikhata (Haridwar) along with new proposed clusters ShakumbariShivalik (Saharanpur),HenwalGhati (Tehri) and Dwarhat (Almora) were present during the training. Subject experts from Krishivan Research Centre for Agripreneurship Development & Environment Protection Samiti, Dehradun briefed about the mushroom cultivation techniques-Button and Oyster mushroom, cultivation of medicinal mushroom-Ganoderma, Mushroom benefit and marketing, Value addition & Packaging etc. Hands on activities were also done by the participants at field site. An exposure visit to Visheswar Agro Products, Kedarpur, Dehradun was also conducted. During visit participants knew about mushroom spawn lab and medicinal mushroom cultivation-Cordycepsmiliteristechniques. The training was ended with the distribution of certificates to the participants.