A few years ago, there was an upsurge in mushroom farming in Bihar. Now, the state is becoming the largest mushroom producer in India. Bihar produced around 28,000 tons of mushrooms in the year 2021-2022. Now, Muzaffarpur has stepped up its efforts. The company is going to produce mushrooms by taking help from Artificial Intelligence. Muzaffarpur is setting up a facility in Khabra that hops to produce 2,900 kgs of mushrooms per day.
The facility is planned to be inaugurated by the end of this month (around the 28th or 29th) after approval from the district magistrate. Yesterday the buildings huts were inspected by DM Pranav Kumar, the Deputy Development Commissioner and the company head Ashutosh Dwivedi.
In the facility, an AI automatically adjusts the hut’s temperature by sensing the required temperature for mushroom farming. In addition to that, it also automatically adjusts the fogger to control the humidity inside the hut. It will also have a color sensing camera to monitor mushroom bags and accordingly alerts the technical team for any required step to take. Operators can manage these AI functions easily through the mobile app.