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ICAR Awards TNAU for Its Research on Mushroom

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) has been honoured for its contributions in mushroom research by ICAR (Indian Council for Agricultural Research). 

TNAU has been conducting research on mushroom collection and development, technologies for medicinal mushroom cultivation, extraction of natural dyes and identification of biomolecules from mushrooms, paddy straw mushroom intercropping in different cropping systems, and outdoor cultivation of paddy straw mushroom in the coastal ecosystem of Tamil Nadu, according to a press release from the university. 

According to the announcement, TNAU offers monthly one-day and five-day mushroom growing training programs to farmers, women's self-help organisations, and educated young individuals in order to promote entrepreneurship.  

The TNAU Vice Chancellor, Dr. N Kumar, praised and encouraged the scientists to continue their intense mushroom study in order to attain higher heights in the next few years, as per the statement. 

The All India Coordinated Research Project on Mushrooms has been operating under the auspices of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in the Department of Plant Pathology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. 

If you are interested in undertaking such training sessions. You can find the details here. 

About Tamil Nadu Agricultural Institution (TNAU) 

Founded in 1971, Tamil Nadu Agricultural Institution (TNAU) is an agricultural university in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The university is accredited by the UGC and operates under the direction of the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Education. It is India's top supplier of agrotechnology, and its alumni are well-known across the world.

The University offers 10 undergraduate science and technology degree programs in 14 constituent colleges and 27 affiliated (private) colleges throughout Tamil Nadu, as well as 40 postgraduate degree programs and 26 doctoral programs in 14 colleges spread across 11 campuses throughout Tamil Nadu. TNAU has 36 Agrotechnology Development Research Centers and 14 Farm Science Centers for outreach. 

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