DIF Project-Department Of Biotechnology
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (formerly MRIU)
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
Report on DIF Project
Department of Biotechnology, FET, MRIIRS has been sanctioned a Research grant of Rs. 4.92 lakhs by Department of Science & Technology, Haryana under District Innovation Fund Scheme, Faridabad, for a community based project entitled “Establishment of quality seed (spawn) production unit for diversification of mushroom cultivation in district Faridabad”.
Commercial production of edible mushroom offer great potential to meet the challenges of agricultural sustenance such as depletion of agricultural land, environment changes, water storage etc. and also provides an answer to the vital issues of nutritional security and need for quality food products at competitive rates. At present 95% of cultivation is of Agaricus bisporous i.e. Button mushroom and that too on season basis primarily in winters which fetches good business only at the time of production as its shelf life is very less. India is a tropical country and hence why should we concentrate on temperate varieties when there is great scope for our tropical varieties
This project aims to innovate the traditional / conventional mushroom cultivation with introduction of diversification. Establishment of Quality seed (Spawn) Production Unit to provide genetically pure lines will help the farmers, entrepreneurs and home growers to not only diversify but also adopt varieties which can be grown all the year round.