YCK has taken this initiative as a major tool to empower and utilize the rural exponent for and by the rural people. There are certain advantages of the initiative which will be explored.
Mushrooms have been valued throughout the world as both food and medicine for thousands of years. They are a rich source of nutrition and form a major chunk of health foods. It may be the perfect food for maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.
Mushroom can cultivate throughout year in eastern Uttar-Pradesh at low cast and normal conditions with some proper caring. The raw materials used for mushroom cultivation are wheat straw, paddy stalk or any crop residue.
There are three types of mushroom grown as per weather condition:
- Oyster mushroom during the period October to May
- Button mushroom during November to April
- Milky mushroom during the period April till October
The average income from the 100 Sq feet area and investment of Rs. 10000/- is 1000 – 2000/- per month can assured.
The main focus of the initiative should be motivation, Training, Information dissemination, Technical and linkage for financial assistance for preparation of culture/spawn cultivation, harvesting, storage and processing, packaging, marketing linkages with farmers to increase employment opportunities and generating income.
For further information and cultivation of mushroom download this pdf: Mushroom Cultivation