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Department of Mission Shakti Government of Odisha

Directorate of Horticulture

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Directorate of Horticulture

Livelihood support to Women SHGs through Horticulture (Mushroom and Vegetable Cultivation On commercial scale)

1. Mushroom Cultivation on Commercial Scale

Aim & Objectives

The overall objectives of the project are

  • To increase mushroom production in the State.
  • To ensure sustainable income generation through mushroom cultivation.
  • To increase women farmers’ income.
  • Suitable use of available land & resources.
  • Creation of rural entrepreneurship.
  • Livelihood support to SF/MF and landless people.


2. Vegetable Cultivation on Commercial Scale

Overall Objective of the promotion of Vegetable cultivation: Enhance community nutrition and livelihood security by means of building capacity of SHG members to sustainably manage farm-based resources.

Objective of the Activity 

  • Reduce the expenditure on vegetables purchased by the households.
  • Ensure availability of fresh organic vegetables.
  • Facilitate the availability of vegetables at doorstep.
  • Enhance per capita consumption in the household and the neighbourhood.
  • Ensure nutrition security for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) population with a small investment.
  • Generate additional income to the beneficiaries with least expenditure.
  • Balanced nutrition intake from their own garden.


Project Output 

  • Increase in income level and livelihood support to 9000 Women SHGs.
  • Enhance nutrition security of rural population.
  • Generation of additional employment.
  • Creation of rural entrepreneurship.
  • Recycling of Agro-waste and protection of environment.


Target Group

  • 3000 SHGs for mushroom cultivation (2 members per SHG totaling 6000 members to be trained in 3 years)
  • 6000 SHGs for Vegetable cultivation (2 members per SHG totaling 12000 members to be trained in 3 Years)

The project is being implemented  since 2018-19 and will cover a period of 3 years i.e., 2018-19 to 20-21. Further period may be extended as per the mutual agreement between the Directorate of Horticulture and Mission Shakti and fund availability under MIDH towards Mushroom cultivation.