December 3, 2014
A two-day training camp on Mushroom cultivation was conducted at the Manthan-Sampoorn Vikas Kendra at Parsauni, Bihar, under the ongoing Village Improvement Project initiated by Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) and Women's Empowerment International Foundation (WEIF), Canada, in flood-affected and backward villages of the state.
The program was attended by 40 women farmers who were trained by scientists from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Agwanpur. Some material was also provided to them.
Mrs. Sunita Paswan, the Scientist, shed light on the benefits of Mushroom, which helps fight many diseases. She also said, "The production of Mushroom helps in generating income for the modern unemployed youth."
During the training of women at this improved agricultural technology program, scientists said, "Along with Vitamin V1, VTC, and DK, Mineral Salt is also found in plentiful quantity in Mushroom. It is beneficial in Diabetes, Anemia, Beri Beri, Cancer, Cough, Epilepsy and Heart Disease. After its production, its leftover residue is used as manure."
The Scientist, Dr. Nadeem Akhtar also gave useful information.
This training camp will help women farmers get a source of income and secure their livelihood.
During the program, DJJS Preacher, Swami Yadvendranand ji distributed bags to 150 Manthan students. A number of villagers, along with Mr. Dev Narayan Yadav, Mr. Ajeet Kumar, Ms. Ruchi Kumari, Ms. Pooja Kumari, Ms. Kumari Ranjana and Ms. Sweeti Kumari were present during the program.