Two days hands on training and awareness programme on mushroom cultivation was organized at Mushroom Unit, Division of Plant Pathology, SKUAST-J under the aegis of Directorate of Research, SKUAST-J. The training programme was held for the anganwadi workers of block Satwari with the objective to create awareness among the rural masses about the benefits of including mushrooms in our daily diet and livelihood security through mushroom cultivation. The trainees were briefed about the various mushrooms that can be grown under Jammu conditions and were also given hands on training on cultivation of oyster mushroom. During the training programme lectures and practical sessions were held on substrate preparation and techniques for cultivation of oyster mushroom. The participants were exposed to the technical problems that one is likely to face while cultivating mushrooms. The training programme was held under the guidance of Dr. B.N. Tripathi, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor SKUAST-Jammu and Dr. R.K. Samnotra, Director Research, SKUAST- Jammu. Dr. Amrish Vaid, Professor and Head, Division of Plant Pathology, Dr. Sachin Gupta, Professor, Dr. Rakesh Kumar and Sh. Varun Dubey Technical Officers gave detailed lectures and conducted practical sessions for the participants. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Sachin Gupta, Professor and Incharge Mushroom Unit, SKUAST-Jammu in coordination with Sh. Sachin Sharma, CDPO Satwari. An overwhelming response was observed among the participants who assured the organizers to take their message to the masses.