Success of mushroom cultivation
Success of mushroom cultivation under ATMA- Anjaw District.
During the year 2013-14 under inter-state exposure visit of ATMA programme, few farmers from Anjaw District in Arunachal Pradesh were taken on exposure visit to N.E Agri. Expo at Dimapur, Nagaland. With the exposure to many techniques of mushroom production on display at the NE Agri. Expo Sri. Jawalum Chaitom, a young educated youth of Suplang village developed keen interest in mushroom cultivation. His interest was further nurtured under ATMA demonstration programme which encouraged him to take up the enterprise of mushroom production in his hometown by arranging mushroom spawn from neighboring State and also by imparting technical guidance in mushroom production. This endeavour encouraged most of the villagers of Suplang under Hayuliang circle to develop their skill in mushroom cultivation.
Climate of entire Anjaw district is conducive for production of Oyster Mushroom. Exposure visits and technology demonstration programmes under ATMA has proved to be one of the most effective means of extension of innovative technologies of farming to perceptive farmers in interior corners of our State. This has been one way of educating the youths and villagers of technical knowledge. Now efforts are being made with KVK Anjaw district for setting up of a Spawn Production Unit within the district itself since villagers and interested farmers like Jawalum Chaitom cannot effort to procure spawn from Assam. Mushroom is a high value produce and its large scale production is very promising in Anjaw District because of very congenial climatic condition for its production hence, just provision of spawn to the farmers has the potential to add to their monthly income.