Workshop on Mushroom Cultivation

                                                                                            Students interact with Experts from PAU & Other Institutes

With a view to give practical knowledge on the importance & growth of one of the most useful products, CGC Jhanjeri organised a workshop on Mushroom Cultivation. The prominent speakers included experts from PAU, Ludhiana, Guru AngadDev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) Ludhiana & Mushroom Farmers. Explaining the main properties of mushroom, Dr.Shivani Sharma of PAU said that Mushroom has excellent medicinal properties. It is rich in protein, fibre, and amino acids. Mushroom is a 100 per cent vegetarian food and is good for diabetes and joint pains. Pickles, papad, soup powder, health powder, capsules, health drinks and pakoras can be made using mushroom. It has no cholesterol and helps in purifying blood. It has low sodium and substantial vitamin and minerals.. The two primary inputs for mushroom production – agro-waste and labour are easily available. Integrated mushroom production in existing farming system can supplement the income of rural masses and lead to inclusive growth. Regarding scope of mushroom business in India, Dr.Rouf Ahmed Dar of PAU said that Mushroom cultivation business has got a huge scope in India. Mushroom is a good medicine for health problems specially blood related or cancer causing agent as it kills the anti-cancer elements. If someone wants to gain mass, then mushroom is the best option because it is good for digestive system also. Explaining the nutritional values of mushroom, Dr.G.P.Upadhyay&Dr.Shahnawaz of CGC Jhanjeri said that Mushroom is the chief source of protein for vegetarian persons. Almost all edible mushrooms are a rich source of protein and other essential amino acid. It also has low fat and high carbohydrate. So all health conscious people now prefer Mushroom as most nutritive veg food.

Speaking on the occasion, S.Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President CGC said that CGC lays utmost importance to the field work by the students of Agriculture. He informed that for this, the college possesses huge farming land for the students. Dr.G.D.Bansal, Director General said that in view of their rich practical experience, the agriculture students of this college are highly in demand. Dr.Bansal is confident that all the students interested in jobs will be placed before they pass out.