ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan, Almora, Uttarakhand has organized twenty-five days training program (200 working hours) on “Mushroom Growers” for farmers/students during Feb. 01-March 02, 2019. The program was conducted through National Skill Development Corporation under the Skill India Program of Government of India.
The program was organized at ICAR-VPKAS Experimental Farm, Hawalbagh. The program was aimed to impart knowledge about different mushroom cultivation technologies viz. button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus), oyster mushroom (Pleurotus spp.), milky mushroom (Calocybe indica) and some other medicinal mushrooms; spawn preparation, casing soil preparation, processing of mushrooms, value added product development, mushroom diseases, insect-pests and their management etc. amongst participants. In this training a total of twenty participants (16 male and 04 females) from Almora and Nainital districts were participated. The candidates were assessed by external examiner appointed through committee members of Agricultural Skill Council of India New Delhi. Dr. K. K. Mishra, Principal Scientist, Plant Pathology was the Course Coordinator for the training programme. All the candidates have been completed the training programme successfully and the Director, ICAR-VPKAS, Almora distributed certificates to the participants.