Mushroom farming as an agricultural solution

Mushroom farming is gaining relevance as an alternative to stubble burning and has multiple benefits. A study conducted by The Mushroom Council suggests that mushrooms emit less carbon dioxide compared to other vegetables, require less land to cultivate and is cheaper to grow.

Stubble burning affects the soil adversely and various nutrients are lost in the process. Mushroom farming remedies this situation and planting mushrooms helps in maintaining the quality of the soil. The plant takes two months to grow and can be sold after that or used by the farmers, therefore replacing stubble burning and providing a sustainable solution.