Organized Training programme for tribal farmers
Three-days training programme on “Commercial cultivation of onion and garlic” for tribal farmers from Ambegaon taluka of Pune (Near Bhima Shankar) was organized by ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune under the TSP Scheme on 5-7 March, 2020 at ICAR-DOGR, Rajgurunagar. A total of fourteen selected tribal farmers participated in the programme. The training was aimed for creating awareness among the farmers about commercial cultivation of onion and garlic in Ambegaon taluka of Pune. Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR and Course Director of this training programme formally welcomed the participants and elaborated the theme of the training programme and briefed about the DOGR developed technologies for the farmers. Dr. Amar Jeet Gupta, Principal Scientist (Hort.) & Nodal Officer (TSP) and Dr. S. S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agril. Ext.) coordinated the programme. Dr. Gupta briefed about the activities under TSP and impact of TSP on livelihood of tribal farmers. Lectures and field demonstrations on cultivation of onion and garlic were arranged. Farmers expressed our satisfaction and appreciated ICAR-DOGR for excellent work for the tribal farmers. Certificates were distributed to all the participants under training programme. Programme ended with the vote of thanks presented by Dr. A.J. Gupta, Nodal Officer (TSP).