March 8, 2017-A gathering of 25 rancher ladies in Sitapur, Nepalgunj have been collecting up to 350 kg of mushroom every day and bringing home Rs3.75 million in benefits yearly. The ladies are individuals from Nava Jyoti Farmers Group, and they have been developing the prevalent parasite in 14 sheds on their ranch. The ladies' gathering built up the homestead with a money related help of Rs1.8 million gave by the Agriculture Ministry under its Raising Incomes of Small and Medium Farmers Project. The gathering individuals set up another Rs1.8 million all alone.
The wage produced from the mushroom cultivate has enhanced the expectations for everyday comforts of the ladies. They have been dedicating their extra time in the wake of finishing their family tasks to mushroom cultivating. "Brokers visit our ranch to buy our items, and we have officially sold 2.8 tons of mushrooms this season," said Krishna Chaudhary, executive of the gathering. "We hope to create and offer another 10 tons of mushroom before the finish of April."
The mushrooms are planted in the most recent week of November, and they are prepared to be reaped before the finish of April. "We are collecting 50 to 350 kg of mushrooms for each day," said Chaudhary. "Before the finish of the season, every part will get Rs150,000." Brokers pay the gathering Rs200 per kg for their mushrooms and offer them in the nearby market for Rs240 per kg. The mushrooms developed on the homestead are sold in Nepalgunj, Khajura, Kohalpur and Surkhet. Some of the time, the gathering thinks that its hard to discover purchasers for their items.
"As generation is high, the market is once in a while glutted," said Ambika Sharma, secretary of the gathering. "On the off chance that the legislature guarantees a business opportunity for our items, we are prepared to grow our ranch." As the gathering as of now claims resources like logical sheds and conveyance vehicles to transport the mushrooms, it will be anything but difficult to extend the ranch, Sharma included. "We are additionally wanting to oversee two collects for every year," said Sharma. "As of now, there is one collecting season yearly."
Mushroom development is moderately new in Nepal, and it has been quickly picking up ubiquity. As of now, around five types of mushrooms are developed on a business scale. Among them, white catch and clam mushrooms are delivered on a huge scale. Investigate into mushroom development started in 1974 under the Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC). Development of white catch mushroom began in 1977, and it was the main assortment developed by agriculturists. Nepal produces 1,700 tons of mushrooms every year, as indicated by the insights of the Ministry of Agricultural Development.