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Training prog on mushroom cultivation held

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HAILAKANDI, Oct 29 - A daylong training programme on �Mushroom as a tool for agro-business� was held at Bagmara village in Hailakandi district on Wednesday.

In a bid to provide livelihoods and ease the lives of many people who suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic after being rendered jobless, the training was organised by Rupantar Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, and Sanjivani Food in collaboration with the Government of India�s Department of Biotechnology, and was sponsored by the Technology Incubation Centre of Bodoland University, Kokrajhar.

Fifty rural entrepreneurs took part in the training.

It was conducted by Dr Sandip Das of the Department of Biotechnology and Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology of Bodoland University.

Various aspects of mushroom cultivation, starting from its sowing to processing, including its nutritional and medicinal values, were covered in the training. It may be mentioned here that the Union Ministry of Education, Department of School Education and Literacy in September this year had advised taking suitable steps to include mushroom item under mid-day meal programme in the schools. Rohit Das, a migrant worker who returned from Bangalore during the pandemic, said, �In such a situation when there is no source of income, mushroom farming seems to be a good option to be explored.�

Rupantar Foundation president Subir Roy said, �We have taken up the programme as a challenge many youths have been rendered jobless during this pandemic. We have started the programme in one village and soon reached out to 10 villages in the district. Our objective is to create entrepreneurs and make people aware of the health benefits of mushroom.�

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Training prog on mushroom cultivation held

HAILAKANDI, Oct 29 - A daylong training programme on �Mushroom as a tool for agro-business� was held at Bagmara village in Hailakandi district on Wednesday.

In a bid to provide livelihoods and ease the lives of many people who suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic after being rendered jobless, the training was organised by Rupantar Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, and Sanjivani Food in collaboration with the Government of India�s Department of Biotechnology, and was sponsored by the Technology Incubation Centre of Bodoland University, Kokrajhar.

Fifty rural entrepreneurs took part in the training.

It was conducted by Dr Sandip Das of the Department of Biotechnology and Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology of Bodoland University.

Various aspects of mushroom cultivation, starting from its sowing to processing, including its nutritional and medicinal values, were covered in the training. It may be mentioned here that the Union Ministry of Education, Department of School Education and Literacy in September this year had advised taking suitable steps to include mushroom item under mid-day meal programme in the schools. Rohit Das, a migrant worker who returned from Bangalore during the pandemic, said, �In such a situation when there is no source of income, mushroom farming seems to be a good option to be explored.�

Rupantar Foundation president Subir Roy said, �We have taken up the programme as a challenge many youths have been rendered jobless during this pandemic. We have started the programme in one village and soon reached out to 10 villages in the district. Our objective is to create entrepreneurs and make people aware of the health benefits of mushroom.�

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