Nameth adopted as ‘mushroom village’

NAMETH, Apr 5: Twenty-five local farmers participated in a two-day ‘multi-level extension programme on oyster mushroom cultivation’ conducted at Nameth village in Tawang district by the Tezpur (Assam)-based Mushroom Task Group of the defence research laboratory (DRL).
During the programme, which concluded on Wednesday, the farmers were imparted technical and practical training in preparing extensive mushroom bags.
“The motive behind the programme was to generate a source of income for the locals. Mushroom cultivation is a landless cultivation which is highly cost effective. It provides maximum output with minimum input,” informed DRL scientist Dr Ashok Naglot.
He said the DRL had carried out similar programmes in 2017 and 2018 in Tawang, involving five farmers.
“Sensing comprehensive positive response from the locals, we involved 20 more farmers this year, and have adopted Nameth as a mushroom village,” he said, adding that villages like Changprong and Shurbi are also in line to be adopted as mushroom villages.