Sh. Farooq Khan, Advisor to Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir during his recent visit to Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu interacted with the undergraduate students of the Experiential Learning Programme on Mushroom Cultivation and Spawn Production. He appreciated the efforts of students who are into learning the various aspects of mushroom cultivation and spawn production.

He motivated the students to take up the enterprises of mushroom cultivation and spawn production as these are the potential enterprises of the future and moreover they are now become fully trained on various aspects of the trade. He emphasized that artificial cultivation of mushrooms round the year can be a reliable source of income generation and help the students not only earn their livelihood but they can become job providers rather than job seekers. He stressed upon the need to open up new spawn production laboratories in the Jammu region so that the demand of the farmers regarding availability of spawn is taken care of. Dr. J.P. Sharma, Vice Chancellor of the University introduced the Advisor to various Experiential Learning Programmes being offered and run in the University.

Dr. Jag Paul Sharma, Director Research and Registrar of the University showcased the research activities of the mushroom unit of SKUAST-Jammu. Dr. Amrish Vaid, Head of Division of Plant Pathology and Dr. Sachin Gupta, Associate Professor and Incharge Mushroom Unit briefed the dignitaries about the services being provided to the farmers, students and young entrepreneurs by the Mushroom Unit of SKUAST- Jammu.


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