Mushroom Compost Unit: Mushroom has gained its own identity among horticultural crops today. Now many farmers grow mushrooms along with traditional crops.

Mushroom Compost Unit: Mushroom has gained its own identity among horticultural crops today. Now many farmers are earning good income by cultivating mushrooms along with traditional crops. Mushroom cultivation is also getting a lot of encouragement from the central and state governments. A mushroom is a type of fungal product that grows in compost. To commercialize this compost, Bihar government now provides up to 50% subsidy (subsidy on unit of mushroom compost) to the farmers. This will not only increase the income of the farmers but also help in increasing the mushroom production at a low cost.

Subsidy on mushroom compost unit under Integrated Horticulture Development Mission scheme. Bihar Agriculture Department, Directorate of Horticulture has fixed the maximum unit price of mushroom compost at Rs. 20 lakhs. 50 percent subsidy i.e. up to Rs.10 lakh will be given to the farmers.

How to apply..?

To avail this subsidy scheme (MIDH) you can contact your nearest district horticulture department office. To apply for this scheme, you can attach all the required documents along with the application form and submit it to the Assistant Director, Garden. For more information about mushroom compost unit or this scheme you horticulture.bihar.gov.inOne can also visit the portal of Bihar Department of Agriculture, Directorate of Horticulture.

How to make mushroom compost..?

Mushroom chemical compost is prepared in a scientific manner to get good mushroom production. It uses rice or wheat coarse, fine straw, ammonium sulphate or calcium ammonium nitrate, urea, gypsum etc. On the other hand, it is beneficial to use cocopeat, vermicompost, poultry waste, grass and straw to make mushroom compost organically.

(Note: The contents are for information only. The details are provided as per the information of various websites and authorities. If you have any doubts, please contact the concerned authorities.)

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