National Mushroom fair organized at DMR, Solan

10th September 2013, Solan

Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR), Chambaghat, Solan organized a National Mushroom fair here today. In the fair farmers were introduced new technologies in Mushroom farming, so that they can yield profit in production.

Dr. Vijay Singh Thakur, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan was the Chief Guest on the occasion. In his address, he emphasized upon the advantage of new technologies in mushroom farming. Dr. Singh said that there is a wide scope of employment in mushroom production and Youths can set up compost production plant, mushroom seeds lab and can earn handsome amount.

Guest of honor, Mr. J.S. Bhatia, Executive Director, C-DAC, Mohali highlighted the need of internet for farmers while Dr. Manjeet Singh, Director, Directorate of Mushroom Research informed that agricultural bi-products can be use for mushroom production. Spent compost from mushroom can also be used in agriculture and horticulture.

Mr. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, member, governing body, Indian Council of Agriculture Research; Dr. B. Vijay, chief scientist and Dr. Sudeep were also present on this occasion.

Above 24 organizations including government, non government and self help organizations participated in the fair and exhibited their products and equipments related to mushroom farming and horticulture. Over 700 farmers from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujrat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamilnadu participated in the fair. Six progressive farmers were awarded for their contributions in mushroom production.

(Source: DMR, Solan)