Aiming to supply of nutritious food to the rural people and income generation through mushroom cultivation, the main activities of this section are standardization of feasible production method, training of rural people on mushroom production, organization of production by supplying quality spawn and organizing market. For the production and supply of quality spawn, germplasm of good strains are maintained here. Total 24 strains of mushroom from four genera, Pleurotus, Volvariella, Calocybe and Agaricus, are in the collection here.
Under a project sponsored by Dept. of Horticulture and Food Processing, Govt. of West Bengal, VIB has developed a cold chain system for the delivery of fresh mushroom to Kolkata through the milk booths of Mother Dairy.