Mushroom farming profitable: Experts

The two-day annual group meeting of the All-India coordinated research project on mushrooms concluded at the Directorate of Mushroom Research here today.

Scientists and experts from 32 centres from across the country participated.

Special invitees — Dr Manjit Singh, Dr TN Lakhanpal, Dr CL Jandaik, Dr RP Singh and Dr NS Attri deliberated on the need to disseminate information about various varieties and technologies developed by the institute.

The delegates also emphasised the importance of mushroom farming in modern agricultural practices to address the nutritional challenges of the country.

Dr Janakiram stressed upon the need for quality spawn production and domestication of new edible mushrooms to enrich the diversity of edible mushrooms,

while VP Sharma, Director, ICAR-DMR, presented a roadmap for future research needed to strengthen mushroom science in India.