Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Issue 3 (2020)
Impact of oyster mushroom training programme on farm women of Bastar
Ritika Samrath, Dr. Santosh Nag and Dharampal Kerketta
Mushroom cultivation plays a significant role to eradicate malnutrition, alleviate poverty and generate employment opportunity for farm women in rural area. Vocational Training programmes are conducted by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra with a goal that the trainee become an entrepreneur based and acquired knowledge and skill. Entrepreneurship development is the only possible way to empower women. KVK, Bastar organized the training on oyster mushroom production for farm women of village-Kumrahwand, Dharmaur, Badechakawa of Bastar District. The study revealed that exposure to training increased the knowledge of farm women regarding techniques of mushroom cultivation. Some trainees adopted mushroom cultivation as self-employment and set up their own business. To assess the social acceptability a structured interview schedule was prepared and survey was carried out in 100 randomly selected farm women from village- Kumrahwand and Dharmaur and Badechakwa village. The study revealed that the mushroom production training has created a favorable attitude among the trainees and also enhanced the economic level of beneficiaries who adopted it as a source of livelihood. Economic viability of the mushroom production as the mushroom yield ranged from 60-80 kg/100 kg wheat straw and total income from 100 kg wheat straw ranged from 6000-8000 with net profit of 5300-7000 in three months.
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Ritika Samrath, Dr. Santosh Nag and Dharampal Kerketta. Impact of oyster mushroom training programme on farm women of Bastar. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(3):1450-1452.