Training organised under TSP in Nandurbar
ICAR-DOGR, Rajgurunagar organized two days training programmes on “Commercial cultivation of onion and garlic” under the TSP scheme in collaboration with KVK, Nandurbar on 4-5 October 2017. About 203 tribal farmers from various villages of Nandurbar attended the programme. First day training organized at Sai Kripa Shetkari Gat, Shravani and second day training organized at KVK, Nandurbar. Dr. A. J. Gupta, Nodal Officer (TSP) explained TSP Scheme activities and performance from last four years in Nandurbar. He also delivered lecture on commercial cultivation of onion and garlic. Dr. A.R Wakhare highlighted the raising of healthy onion seedlings. On 5th October 2017, Vegetable Grower Meet was organized by the KVK, Nandurbar for the TSP and other farmers. Dr. N.V. Panchbai, Secretary, Dr. Hedgewar Seva Samiti; Shri R. Dahtonde, Inchage, KVK; Shri. S. Desale, MPKV; Shri Kharde, Dy. Director, ATMA and Mr. R.M. Patil, SMS (Hort.), KVK, Nandurbar were present in the programme. Dr. A. J. Gupta delivered lecture on improved varieties of onion and garlic as well as impact of TSP in Nandurbar. Most of the tribal farmers now cultivating onion and garlic at commercial level. According to data available from Maharashtra state, almost 3.5 time’s area and production of onion has been increased from last four years in Nandurbar.