Tangmarg youth turns mushroom business into lucrative venture

Gowhar Ali Lone, who lives in the Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, has turned out to be the most successful agri-entrepreneur with his mushroom cultivation. 

Described as the Mushroom king of north Kashmir, Gowhar has got recognition both at the national level as well by the state administration. 

He started cultivating the mushroom in a 20 by 40 feet space with 70 trays a few years back. The 70 trays fetched Gowhar a reasonable income, enough to inspire him for its expansion. Delighted by the production and its economic benefits, Gowhar increased the production manifold by using over 500 trays in the same space.

“The mushroom crop is cultivated twice a year. Autumn and Spring,” said Gowhar. “The two-time crop cultivation from over 500 trays fetches me around Rs 6 lakhs, which is undoubtedly the most profitable agri activity,” added Gowhar.

Read the complete article at www.greaterkashmir.com.

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