Training programme in tribal belts of Nandurbar
ICAR-DOGR, Rajgurunagar organized two days training programme on “Scientific cultivation of onion and garlic”in tribal belts of Nandurbarunder the TSP schemein collaboration with KVK, Nandurbar on 26-27Feb, 2018. About 140 tribal farmers from different areas of Nandurbar attended the programme. First day training organized at SaraswatiMahila Bachat Gat, Palipada and second day training organized at Nachiketa Sheti Utpadak Gat, Ucchi Shevdi. Dr. A.J. Gupta, Nodal Officer (TSP) highlighted theTSP activities in Nandurbar. He delivered lecture on improved varieties of onion and garlic. Dr. S.S. Gadge, Sr. Scientist delivered lectures on quality seed production in onion and garlic. Shri R.M. Patil, SMS (Hort.), KVK, Nandurbar was present in the programme.Dr. A.J. Guptaalso delivered a lecture on commercial cultivation of onion and garlicto the tribal farmers. Twenty seven demonstrations on onion and garlic production and quality seed production of onion conducted during rabi 2017-18 which showed excellent performance and farmers expressed their happiness with onion and garlic cultivation. Most of the tribal farmers are now cultivating onion and garlic at commercial level and initiated selling of farm produce through two Farmers Producer Companies established in Navapur taluka of Nandurbar.