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An agro-based vocational programme "Mushroom Cultivation" was launched in November, 2000 as a four month programme. It is a multi-media learning package consisting of: a) self-study illustrated print materials both in English and Hindi (b) a set of ten video programmes and (c) a 60-minute audio component consisting of three programmes on 'mushroom cultivation'. The course has a practical component forwhich selected Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) and private growers are involved to assist the course takers at suitable locations. During the pilot phase which was completed in March, 2001 three phone-in radio programmes were also organized. The second round is now on offer from November, 2001 after it was revised on the evaluation of the programme and feedback received from the trainees.

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[Updated on 18-Jul-2024]