Published: 23rd January 2021
Meet Kartik Kumar Sharma, the 'super farmer' from Jammu and Kashmir who grows organic mushrooms
After he took basic training in Horticulture from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Rajouri, Kartik used scientific methods to grow mushrooms
Kartik Kumar Sharma, a young farmer from Doongi block, recently won the 'Best farmer in Rajouri District' award for organic mushroom cultivation, which was presented to him by J&K Lieutenant Governor (LG), Manoj Sinha.
Expressing his joy, Kartik said, "It is impossible to put feelings in words. It is a big thing shaking hands with the LG." Mahesh Verma, Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Rajouri said, "I congratulate Kartik Sharma. He has presented an example for others to follow. I encourage unemployed youth who have land to grow vegetables and mushroom organically."
"After I took basic training in Horticulture from Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Rajouri, I used scientific methods to grow mushrooms. I am grateful to people from the KVK who helped us a lot in matters like seeds and also with other things," said Kartik.
He added, "This time, I myself trained seven people to grow mushrooms organically. It is a four-month crop. If you invest 70-80 thousand, you will make around 2 lakh from the crop after three to four months."