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J-K: 90 lakhs worth of guchhi mushrooms were seized in Udhampur

<p>During a search operation on Sunday, Udhampur divisional forest officers from the Forest Department confiscated 307 kilos of Guchhi (wild mushrooms) valued at Rs 90-92 lakhs.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-189838″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-j-k-90-lakhs-worth-of-guchhi-mushrooms-were-seized-in-udhampur-download-2023-09-18.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com j k 90 lakhs worth of guchhi mushrooms were seized in udhampur download 2023 09 18″ width=”1234″ height=”821″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-j-k-90-lakhs-worth-of-guchhi-mushrooms-were-seized-in-udhampur-download-2023-09-18.jpg 275w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-j-k-90-lakhs-worth-of-guchhi-mushrooms-were-seized-in-udhampur-download-2023-09-18-150×100.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1234px) 100vw, 1234px” title=”J-K: 90 lakhs worth of guchhi mushrooms were seized in Udhampur 18″></p>
<p>Officials from the Forest Department and the police stopped an automobile, which was followed by the seizure. 307 kg of mushrooms were found during the search.</p>
<p>According to Rushal Garg, DFO, Udhampur, “Acting on specific information, the Range Officer, along with the team, and with the help of the police, intercepted a car and recovered 307 kilograms of Guchhi (wild mushrooms).”</p>
<p>The gochhi mushroom is regarded as the priciest one in the world. Its market price is between $25,000 and $30,000 per kilogram. From the automobile, as much as 307 kg of mushrooms were retrieved. The haul may have a market value of Rs 90–92 lakhs, according to Garg.</p>
<p>Guchhi are wild mushrooms that are difficult to cultivate and that need certain ecological circumstances in order to flourish, including particular soil types, moisture levels, and temperature ranges.</p>
<p>Guchhi mushrooms are rare, which adds to their expensive cost.</p>
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