Training under TSP and Sankalp Se Siddhi Program in Nandurbar


Training under TSP and Sankalp Se Siddhi program (2017-2022) jointly organized by ICAR-DOGR, Rajgurunagar and KVK, Nandurbar on 26th Aug, 2017 at KVK, Nandurbar. A total of 783 farmers including 160 tribal farmers under TSP participated in the programme from different parts of Nandurbar. The farmers were trained for cultivation of onion and garlic through technologies developed by ICAR-DOGR. Dr. A.J. Gupta, Principal Scientist (Hort.) & Nodal Officer (TSP) coordinated the training programme and highlighted TSP activities in Nandurbar. Dr. Gupta delivered lectures on commercial cultivation of onion and garlic as well as livelihood security of tribal farmers through onion and garlic. Seeds of onion variety ‘Bhima Shakti’ were distributed among the farmers for raising rabi demonstration in 2017-18. On the memory of the completion of 75 years of Quit India Movement, the pledge ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ was addressed by Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Union State Defence Minister, to all participants and farmers on 26th Aug, 2017. On this occasion, Dr. Bhamre explained the importance of Sankalp Se Siddhi as well as new initiatives taken by central government for progress of farmers. Dr. Bhamre also felicitated one of tribal farmers group namely Nachiketa Sheti Utpadak Gat, Ucchi Shevdi (Mr. Ishwar Fotya Gavit, Group Leader) as this group produced 398 kg seed of onion variety ‘Bhima Super’ from one acre provided by ICAR-DOGR under TSP Scheme and received Rs. 1.96 lakh from ICAR-DOGR on by-back basis. This indicate more income per unit area from onion seed production in comparison with traditional farming. Shri K.K. Patil, President, Dr. Hedgawar Seva Samiti, Nandurbar; Dr. Mallinath Kalsetti, District Magistrate; Mr. Sanjay Patil, SP, Nandurbar; Mr. R.S. Dahtonde, Incharge, KVK and; Mr. R.M. Patil, SMS (Hort.), KVK, Nandurbar were also present in the programme.