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Mushroom cultivation provides entrepreneurial opportunities to women in J&K

Last Updated on November 23, 2021 at 5:30 pm

In Tral village of Pulwama district of South Kashmir two girls have started cultivating mushrooms which have made them entrepreneurs.

Raukaya Jan and Sobiya hails from Dadsar village have started cultivating mushrooms under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) scheme. Not only they received technical help from agriculture department but also got financial aid for establishing units of mushroom.

Speaking to ANI, Raukaya Jan said that despite of being a postgraduate she was unemployed but under this scheme she has started her own mushroom unit at her home. She further added that department of agriculture helped them to provide subsidy to start the mushroom unit and gave them training so as to make their unit a success.

Jan further suggested that J&K should try mushroom cultivation and make themselves self employed as per the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sobiya said that the youth of Kashmir should get benefit from the scheme mainly girls. She further added that they have received subsidy from the department and visited regularly to their unit and provided them the required training. She also suggested that youth of Kashmir should step ahead and should take benefit from this scheme and start their business units.

DDC chairperson Pulwama Syed Bari Andrabi said that NRLM scheme is progressive scheme and they are trying to cover all blocks of Pulwama in this scheme so that unemployed youths get benefits, particularly women.