Twenty five day Skill development training on Mushroom cultivation and Nursery was initiated on 7th Jan, 2019 at ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (IIHR), Gonikoppal of Kodagu District. The programmes were inaugurated by Mr. M.C.Nanaiah, DDM, NABARD. He elaborated on the different schemes available from State and Central government supporting the Entrepreneurs. He advised to take advantage of this programme to become self employed and help in creating additional employment for people. Dr.Saju George, Head, KVK, and Gonikoppal also spoke on the occasion and gave details about the skill development training programme and also the role of KVK in this programme. This programme is sponsored by the Agricultural Skill council of India. A total of trainees have enrolled for each Job role of Mushroom Grower and Nursery Worker. Mr. Prabhakar, B , Scientist (Horticulture), Welcomed all the delegates for the Inaugural programme and Dr. Somashekhar, Scientist (Plant Breeding) proposed the vote of thanks.