ICAR-DOGR organizes two training programmes under SCSP



ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune organized two training programmes on “Onion Production Technology” under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) for farmers of District Pune and Ahmednagar (MS) during 15-17 March 2022 and 22-24 March 2022. These trainings were attended by 56 scheduled caste farmers. Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR welcomed the participants and briefed about the ongoing activities of Directorate for the farmers. Dr. Singh emphasized on the importance of improved technologies in increasing quality onion production for socio-economic development of scheduled caste farmers. Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Principal Scientist (Horticulture) also expressed views on commercialization of technologies for betterment of the farmers. The different topics related to onion cultivation were covered by ICAR-DOGR scientists in the training programme. The various agro-practices were demonstrated to farmers at ICAR-DOGR farm. Farmers were exposed to different agro-innovative techniques. After training programme, interactive session was conducted in which queries from the farmers were answered by the scientists. The farmers also expressed their views on this occasion. In valedictory function, certificates were distributed to the participants. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Shailendra S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension) and Dr. Rajiv B. Kale, Scientist (Agricultural Extension). It was ended with vote of thanks expressed by Dr. Shailendra S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension).