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Department of Agriculture helps Kashmiri people cultivate mushroom

Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India: With the help of state department of agriculture two Kashmiri girls have stated mushroom cultivation. It is under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).

Raukaya Jan, an entrepreneur said, “The department of agriculture provides us with a mushroom unit with subsidy and also gives us training. They provide us with all facilities so that our units are successful.”

“I was unemployed despite being a postgraduate. Now under the NRLM scheme, I have started my own mushroom unit at my home to earn a livelihood,” Jan added.

Another entrepreneur, Sobiya said that the youths of Kashmir valley should take benefit from this scheme and start their own business units.

District Development Committee Chairperson of Pulwama, Syed Bari Andrabi said, “NRLM scheme is progressive scheme and we are trying to cover all blocks of Pulwama in this scheme so that unemployed youths get benefits, particularly womenfolk.” 

Harjap Singh

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