Kishtwar: Taking a new leap towards self-reliance, people in the remote areas of Chhatroo block of Kishtwar district are all set to make a good income in Mushroom Cultivation, thanks to the handholdings provided by the Army in the form of expertise and inputs.
To promote the cultivation of this cash crop, Indian Army had conducted a Mushroom Farming Awareness Camp in collaboration with the District Administration at Chhatroo. During the camp, youth were made aware of Button mushroom cultivation and marketing of the product.
Subsequently, a self help group was formed consisting of 10 youth who were briefed on the method of cultivation of Mushroom, techniques of storage and its marketing. Till now, 100 Pkts of mushroom have been distributed by the youth in the villages of Chhatroo sub division and 19 Kg mushroom has been produced.
Seeing it as a boon, local youth expressed their gratitude towards the Army for the noble initiative and displayed enthusiasm for cultivation of this aromatic crop in the area.