ICAR-DOGR organizes ATMA training programme for farmers


A training programme on “Scientific cultivation of onion and garlic” was organized by ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research under ATMA scheme for farmers of Chandrapur district (Maharashtra). The programme was of 3 days from February 25-27, 2020. Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR welcomed the participants and briefed about the ongoing activities of Directorate for the farmers. He also spoke about Swachh Bharat Campaign. Different topics related to onion and garlic cultivation were covered in the training. There were in total 13 lectures and 7 practicals. The various agro-practices were demonstrated to farmers at Rajgurunagar and Kalus farms of the Directorate. Farmers were exposed to different agro-innovative techniques. They were also taken to onion market. After training programme, interactive session was conducted in which queries from the farmers were answered by the scientists. In valedictory function, certificates were distributed to the participants. The programme ended with vote of thanks by Dr. S. S. Gadge. The training programme was coordinated by Dr. S. S. Gadge, Dr. R. B. Kale and Dr. Kiran Bhagat.