Q: In which category, mushrooms are classified?

A: Thallophyta ->Fungi-> Mushroom.

Q: Which States in India have taken an initiative to grow Mushroom Farming? Whether it is based on Business Model or In partnership…

A: Mushrooms are grown in nearly every state, however, Uttarakhand contributes a major part in mushroom production.

Top 5 Mushroom Producing states.

  • Uttarakhand

  • Odisha

  • Haryana

  • Maharashtra and 

  • Karnataka                       

With an average growth rate of 4.3% per annum commercial cultivation of mushroom is growing. But at the same time, the only meagre part is consumed in India.

Q: Which type of mushroom consumed as a food in India?

A: There are major types of Mushrooms consumed in India. The list is given below.

Paddy Straw Mushroom Also known as White Button Mushroom, widely grown on a paddy straw bed.

Milky Mushroom Most suitable to Indian Climate, With minimum input ROI is optimized.

Portobello Mushroom Most widely found a mushroom. The major source of Vitamin D,

Porcini Mushroom Is Widely known as gourmet mushroom

 Morel Mushroom Highly expensive, rarely found, used inexpensive meals

Enokitake Mushroom The majority found in east Asian cuisine.

 Oyster MushroomMost useful mushroom on this planet earth, occurred in a different colour, Useful in Health.

White Button Mushroom Most edible mushroom, Highly Economical, Used in daily snacks.

Q: What are the climatic conditions suitable for Mushroom Farming?

Temperature: 20-30 Degree Celcius.

Humidity-55-70%.( More Humidity is required in Summer months)

Main Season of Cultivation- The best growing season in the Hilly areas is     March & April.

Depending on the types the  Mushrooms are also grown and harvested throughout the year.

Q: Where we use the mushroom?

A: 1. Food-

Mushrooms are good food for the prevention of obesity as they contain unsaturated fats. Mushroom as a source of protein which is better than normal vegetables. It is a good source of vitamins, especially contains vitamins D. They considered as a good source of major mineral which is essential for health.

   2. Medicine –

Mushrooms are basically used for the prevention of cancer, diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Many mushrooms have antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, immunomodulating and antithrombotic properties. 

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Q: Is there any support from the Indian Government to Mushroom Cultivation? Any Schemes, programs related to mushroom farming?

A: There are two Government Schemes on mushroom farming. 

First is by Ministry of Rural Development   

Under Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology( CAPART)

And the second is by the Ministry of Food Processing  Industries.

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Q: What is the future scope of Mushroom Farming In India? Currently, at what level the adoption of Mushroom Farming in India?

A: An innovation in agriculture leads to export-oriented agri-businesses. Mushroom farming is the major contributor to an additional income of our farming communities. This question is open to discussion. Share your views & opinion regarding future growth & potential of mushroom farming.

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