Solan Mushroom

Directorate of Mushroom Research (DMR) has developed a variety of mushroom with potential to reduce the growth of various kinds of cancers. The newly developed variety that is shaped like a monkey head is touted as a potential breakthrough in the field of pharmaceutical. DMR Director Manjit Singh asserts that “We would soon go in for pharmaceutical evaluation of the new variety and then subsequently commercialise it,”
The DMR works under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), which is an autonomous organisation under the Agriculture ministry.