The ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, South Andaman, organized an awareness programme on organic oyster mushroom cultivation at Krishi Vighyan Kendra, Sippighat, South Andaman. The program was graced by 66 women farmers and 14 male farmers. The programme was inaugurated in the presence of Smt. Chaitali Halder (Samiti member, Chouldhari panchayat) along with Smt. Fareeda (Secretary Hope Foundation), Shri. Rasheed (Founder Ration Rasheed) and Ms. Mariyam Bibi (Founder With You).
Mrs. Fareeda, the Director of Hope foundation enlightened all the women farmers towards the nutritious value of oyster mushroom with the help of a beautiful poem, which encouraged all to include mushroom in their diet.
Mr. Rashid, Secretary of Ration Rasheed addressed the farmers and motivated them to take up entrepreneurship activities in the field of agriculture for a brighter and better future.
Dr. Pooja Kapoor, Dr. Nitu Sindhu & Thanmai Paul delivered lecture in their respective subjects and Dr. B.K Nanda proposed vote of thanks during the program.
The programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Y. Ramakrishna, Pr. Scientist & Head, KVK, and Dr. Eaknath B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair.