Application Proforma of 5th NHRDF Award-2019
ICAR-DOGR organizes three training programme under SCSP scheme
ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune regularly conducts training programmes for the dissemination of onion and garlic technologies to the targeted clientele. Three training programmes were organized for scheduled caste farmers on “Scientific Cultivation of Onion and Garlic”, “Advance Technology of Onion and Garlic” and “Scientific Production of Onion and Garlic” during 11-13 March 2020, 12-14 March 2020 and 16-18 March 2020. Under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) scheme, total 88 onion growers from Maharashtra participated in these training programmes. In inaugural function, Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR welcomed the farmers and advised them to adopt advanced technology for cultivation of onion to get better yield along with the quality produce. Dr. Singh emphasized to cultivate improved varieties of onion according to season. Lectures were delivered by scientists of ICAR-DOGR on improved varieties, nursery management, cultivation practices, fertilizer management, micro-irrigation, pest control, harvesting, storage, postharvest management, supply chain management, role of SHGs in increasing socio-economic status of farmers, etc. topics. The various agro-practices were demonstrated to farmers with experiments laid at ICAR-DOGR farm. The queries of the farmers were answered by the scientists of ICAR-DOGR in interactive sessions. The farmers also expressed their views on the occasion. In valedictory function, certificates were distributed to the participants. The farmers were provided seed of ICAR-DOGR varieties, fertilizers, pesticides, farm implements and technical bulletins. Other than this, Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Principal Scientist (Horticulture) advised farmers about preventive measures to be taken against novel coronavirus. Dr. S. S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension), Dr. R. B. Kale, Scientist (Agricultural Extension) and Dr. Pranjali Ghodke, Scientist (Plant Physiology) coordinated the training programmes. Dr. S. S. Gadge expressed vote of thanks at the end of the programme.