• Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)

Impact assessment of mushroom cultivation on livelihood of women mushroom growers of Samastipur District of Bihar

Author(s):

Sonam, Shishir Kala, Hansraj Hans and Jaiprakash Bisen

Abstract:
It has been observed that women have immense role for mushroom cultivation as women can easily inculcate the technology to grow mushroom. The study revealed that maximum (60%) of women had family income of Rs. 50,000- Rs. 80,000 per annum. Data on livelihood of women mushroom growers indicated that majority of respondents (68.34%) usually consumed balanced food at their home. 65 per cent respondents expressed that mushroom is good substitute as vegetable. 25 per cent respondents invested money in post office. 13.33 per cent of respondents invested their money for increasing their family status. The analysis of results indicated that education (0.665**), income (0.754**) and land holding (0.582**) were found to be significant with livelihood of mushroom growers at 1 per cent level of probability. In nutshell, it can be concluded that sustainability of mushroom cultivation practices will make economically empower the women and it will make women self-reliant and self-confident which will certainly improve the livelihood of the women.

Pages: 251-253  |  1054 Views  429 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Sonam, Shishir Kala, Hansraj Hans and Jaiprakash Bisen. Impact assessment of mushroom cultivation on livelihood of women mushroom growers of Samastipur District of Bihar. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2S):251-253.

Call for book chapter