DISTRIBUTION OF SEED AND AGRICULTURAL INPUTS BY DIRECTORATE OF ONION AND GARLIC RESEARCH
Under the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan, ICAR-DOGR distributed onion seed of Bhima Super variety, fertilizers, weedicides, fungicides, insecticides, as well as sprayers, spades, shovels, etc., agricultural tools and tarpaulins to 88 Scheduled Caste farmers from 15 villages viz., Vetale, Chas, Kurwandi, Thugaon, Landewadi, Peth, Thorandale, Karegaon, Donde, Ranjani, Torne, Hendruj, Pait, Ahire and Adgaon of Ambegaon and Khed talukas of Pune district during 18-20 June 2020. The vegetable seeds of cowpea, tomato, chilli and okra were also distributed among these farmers. Seed and other agricultural inputs were given free of cost to the farmers. All these materials were delivered to respective farmers’ villages. The farmers were properly informed about the use of all these materials. On the occasion, Dr. Shailendra Gadge, Senior Scientist & Nodal Officer, SCSP expressed that the provision of seeds and other agricultural inputs during the corona crisis would bring relief to the farmers and help in raising their social and economic status. Notably, the farmers who were allotted the material were earlier given training by Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research in the month of March 2020. Dr. Rajiv Kale, Scientist, Dr. Avinash Wakhare, Technical Officer, Shri. Vishal Gurav, Technical Assistant, Shri. Ram Bomble, Technician and Shri. Dilip Mundharikar, PS to Director, ICAR-DOGR were present on the occasion.