Mushroom Spawn Laboratory

The Mushroom Spawn Production Laboratory has been established in 2011-12 funded by RKVY with a view to produce quality spawn for the farmers of the district. Currently, the paddy straw mushroom var. Volvorella volvacea and oyster mushroom var. Pleurotus florida, P. sajorecaju and Hypsizygous ulmarious are being produced round the year as per demand by mushroom growers with an average production of 300 bottles/ month. Besides, vocational trainings are being organised for rural youth, farm-women and different NGOs on scientific mushroom cultivation as well as spawn production technology. Now, there are 116 nos. of commercial mushroom production units and 3 spawn production units are running in the district with technical support by KVK.