India: Mushroom cultivation paying off for Kashmiri younglings

Perseverance pays off, and this young girl from Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district has proved it right!

On January 23, Rumi was sitting idle at home after finishing her college, but she always wanted to start something of her own to support her family of six. But a simple visit to the office of Jammu and Kashmir Rural Livelihood Mission (JKRLM) in her home district changed her life forever.

Jan registered herself as a member of the JKRLM scheme and got a hundred bags of mushrooms for cultivation at her own home. “Everything, including the mushroom crop, was provided free of cost,” Jan, a resident of Rohmoo, Pulwama, told Kashmir Observer.

After forty days, she harvested the first lot of the mushrooms and earned around Rs 5000. “Initially, I managed to get five to ten kilograms of mushrooms per day from my farm, but gradually, I learned that mushroom cultivation is a technical process that requires proper use of technology and guidance from experts,” Jan said.


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