Demonstrations on Kharif onion production under TSP in Ambegaon

ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar distributed seed of onion variety ‘Bhima Super’ for twenty-eight field demonstrations at selected fields of tribal farmers for kharif 2020 in Ambegaon taluka (near Bhima Shankar) of Pune District on 3rd June, 2020. We have also distributed a complete kits of fertilizers, fungicides, insecticides, weedicides and spray pump for each selected group of tribal farmers. Each demonstration is being conducted on one acre common land of selected farmers group and each group consist about ten tribal farmers. Tribal farmers were selected for conduct of demonstrations on commercial cultivation of onion in selected villages of Ambegaon taluka in collaboration with Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP), Ghodegaon. About 30 tribal farmers from various villages of Ambegaon taluka of Pune district attended the programme and collected the inputs group-wise following social distancing. Seed and other agricultural inputs were given free of cost to the farmers. All these materials were delivered to respective group leader of farmers near to Bhima Sankar. The farmers were properly informed about the use of all these materials. Dr. Amar Jeet Gupta, Principal Scientist (Hort.) & Nodal Officer (TSP) explained about the provision of seeds and other agricultural inputs during the pandemic situation of COVID-19 would bring relief to the tribal farmers and help in raising their social and economic status. Mr. H.S. Gawali, Technical Assistant and Mr. S.P. Yeole, Technical Officer (Driver) were present on the occasion.