A five-day entrepreneurship development programme on mushroom cultivation concluded at Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI), PAU, here on Friday.
Twenty five members of Watershed Development Team (WDT) from Pathankot district under the Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) participated in the event.
Experts from the department of microbiology, PAU, held practical sessions where the participants were given training to make compost and other production techniques.
The participants were also apprised of various value- addition methods which can be adopted to maximise profit.
Officials from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) made participants aware about various credit facilities and other schemes meant for Self Help Groups (SHGs).
HS Dhaliwal, director, PAMETI, threw light on the importance of direct marketing and value-added products. He said group activity was more effective for the benefit of members than the individual efforts.