Posted On:Friday, March 30, 2018

Three days residential Training on Skilll development in Mushroom Production was organized by ICAR-NBAIM

Three days residential Training on “Skilll development in Mushroom Production” was organized by ICAR-NBAIM, Mau at RPCAU, Pusa, Bihar from on 27.03.2018 to 29-03-2018 under TSP for tribal beneficiaries of Jamui, Sahrsa and Madhubani (Mithilanchal) of Bihar. The training programme was aimed to create awareness among the tribal people to cultivate mushroom for trade and also for their food and nutritional security, in which 150 tribals participated. Dr. Alok K. Srivastava, Principal Scientist, ICAR-NBAIM extended warm welcome to all the tribal beneficiaries, Dr. R.C. Srivastava, Vice Chancellor of RPCAU (Chief Guest) and other faculty members of RPCAU during inaugural session. He further explained the objective and activities of the TSP programme and conveyed to the tribal farmers that NBAIM is associated with farmers for transfer of latest information and technologies to improve the standard of living by doubling the farm income. Dr. R. C. Srivastava, Vice Chancellor RPCAU inaugurated the training and emphasized that in order to add more tribals in mushroom production programme,  value addition and marketing of Mushroom needs to be taken on priority under different programmes such as Mid day meal and Anganbari schemes so that they can get a market for their produce. Dr. Dayaram, Professor and In-charge, Mushroom facility RPCAU coordinated the entire programme and provided hands on training for cultivation of Oyster, Milky and Button Mushrooms. Dr. Sanjay Goswami, Scientist NBAIM delivered a talk on the scientific method of mushroom cultivation. Dr. K. Pandiyan, ICAR-NBAIM delivered a talk on “Challenges in mushroom marketing for small growers”. During course of training, apart from the lectures by different experts live demonstration and hands on training was given by master trainers. At the end of the training programme on 29thMarch, input kits containing mushroom containers, spawn mixing tub, Spawn, and other essential items to begin the cultivation were distributed to all the participating tribal beneficiaries by Director Research, RPCAU.  The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Alok K. Srivastava. This programme was coordinated by Dr. Alok K. Srivastava ICAR-NBAIM and Dr.Dayaram, RPCAU.