ICAR-DOGR organizes training programme for farmers of Karnataka


ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research in collaboration with IRDA, Bengaluru organized a training programme on “Scientific cultivation of onion and garlic” for 25 farmers of Chamrajnagar district (Karnataka) during 26-28 February, 2020. It was sponsored by NABARD. Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR motivated the participants for adopting advance onion and garlic technologies developed by the Directorate. He also spoke about Swachh Bharat Campaign. The training programme was coordinated by Dr. S. S. Gadge, Dr. R. B. Kale and Dr. Kiran Bhagat. Different topics related to onion and garlic cultivation were covered in the training programme. 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.