Under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (National Agriculture Development Programme) mushroom cultivation is a focus area. Mushroom growers are equipped with quality seeds and trained in scientific cultivation techniques. Mushroom production is at its all-time high in the Union Territory thanks to the J&K Agriculture Department's efforts in bringing the best methods and technical know-how to people genuinely interested in farming.
The valley boasts of many success stories in the mushroom cultivation business. In the Shivalik range of the Jammu region mushrooms provide income security to many peasants.