KHAIRPUR: Mushroom is remedial food for diabetic and blood pressure patients and in order to meet the food scarcity its cultivation could mitigate the food shortage.
These views were expressed by speaker at a three-day workshop on Mushroom Production: Looking Management Strategies against COVID-19 jointly organized by the Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation (CBC) and Department of Botany, Shah Abdul Latif University, in collaboration with Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), Islamabad.
Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor presided over the concluding ceremony and distributed certificates among the participants of the workshop.
Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto appreciated the efforts of Dr. Ghulam Raza Bhatti, Vice Chancellor, The Sheikh Ayaz University, Shikarpur who was the pioneer of CBC and worked day and night with enthusiasm for uplifting this institution. He also commended the contribution of Dr. Muzaffar Srohi, Director CBC and Dr. Mumtaz Saand, Chairman Department of Botany for organizing this result oriented workshop.
Dr. Ibupoto said mushroom contains the properties of meat as an alternative; moreover it contains fiber, vitamins and other ingredients for healthy life.
Dr. Muhammad Ismail Bhatti, Director Botanical Division PMNH, Islamabad the focal person of the workshop stressed the need to cultivate the mushrooms according to modern lines of management.
He practically trained the research scholars for the management strategies, how to grow mushrooms.
Mr. Qurban Ali Chachar, Grower from Ghotki also shared his views on the mushroom cultivation. He said there are a sizeable number of growers of mushroom in the country.
Earlier, Dr. Muzaffar Ali Srohi, Director CBC highlighted the objectives of the workshop. The enrolled scholars in M.S, M. Phil and PhD will embark their research on mushrooms.
Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Minhoon Khan Laghari, Director Institute of Business Administration, Dr. Naveed Ahmed Shaikh Director QEC, Dr. Mumtaz Saand, Chairman Department of Botany, Dr. Amir Ahmed Mallah and large number of scholars attended the concluding ceremony.