A Subsidiary Occupation for Increasing Mushroom Farm Income
Under the guidance of Dr. S.C. Sharma, ADT, KVK Samrala, five days vocational training on mushroom cultivation started at KVK Samrala on 7-Feb-2018 in which 14 trainees participated.
On the inaugural day, Dr. Sharma apprised the participants about KVK’s role in transfer of improved agricultural technologies and advised the farmers to strengthen the linkage with KVK. He also advised the farmers to adopt soil testing for improving soil health, nutritional gardening for chemical free vegetables & fruits and water saving technologies.
The prospects of Mushroom Cultivation and varieties that can be cultivated in Punjab discussed by Mrs. Avneet Kaur. Mr. Aman Manocha, Vice Chairman Punjab Pardesh Congress committee (Kisan Cell) also participated in the training and urged farmers to come out of rice-wheat rotation and adopt subsidiary occupations for retaining youth in agriculture, to increase farm income and establish linkages with KVK.
To highlight improved crop varieties, nutrition garden, solar operated micro irrigation system and wheat grown with paddy residue management, guided visit to technology park of KVK was undertaken. Mr. Amar Manocha appreciated KVK’s efforts to promote canola sarson among the farmers as it is good for health.