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Mushrooms cultivation for sustainable livelihood of Karbi women

The two-day scientific workshopfocused on cultivation of two varieties of mushrooms - Paddy Straw Mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) and Milky Mushroom (Calocybe indica).

GUWAHATI:

Seventeen Karbi women from Assam’s Karbi Anglong district were trained in mushroom cultivation, at Chandrasing Rongpi Memorial School Kohora Community Resource Centre, recently.

The participants are residents of Chandrasing Rongpi, Phumen Engti, Hemai-Lekthe, Bakring Engti and Rongtara villages in the Kohora River Basin of the district.

The two-day scientific workshop was focus on cultivation of two varieties of mushrooms – Paddy Straw Mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) and Milky Mushroom (Calocybe indica).
Besides boosting their morale and confidence that they too can cultivate good mushrooms and take advantage of market opportunities for sustainable living, the participants enthusiastically learned about every aspect and technique of mushroom cultivation in the workshop.

Experts Amrit Debnath and Mrinmoy Narzary under the guidance of Prof Sandeep Das, Dean, faculty of Science and Technology, BU and director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Bodoland University were the resource persons of the workshop, which was organised by biodiversity conservation organisations, Aaranyak, in association with Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

The workshop was supported by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Disney Conservation Fund.

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