Annual Workshop of Onion & Garlic (AINRPOG) organized at PAU, Ludhiana 


Release of publication during AINRPOG Annual Group Meeting on 8.6.2018


NHRDF Award 2017 to Dr. V. Mahajan, Pr. Scientist (H), ICAR-DOGR, Pune


The best network centre award to PAU, Ludhiana

ICAR-Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research (DOGR), Rajgurunagar, Pune organized the IXth Annual Group meeting of All India Network Research Project on Onion and Garlic at Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana on 8-10 June, 2018. The inaugural session was attended by more than 100 delegates from various parts of the country. Farmers, students and other faculty members were also present. Dr. N. S. Bains, Director Research, PAU, Ludhiana welcomed all the delegates and briefed about the research activities at PAU, Ludhiana including the onion and garlic. The inaugural session was chaired by Dr. R. S. Sidhu, Registrar, PAU, Ludhiana where he gave emphasis on increasing the onion export in global market by reducing its cost of production and post harvest losses. Dr. G. Kalloo, Ex-Vice Chancellor, JNKVV, Jabalpur and Ex-DDG (Horticulture & Crop Science) guest of honour gave emphasis on development of onion hybrid, organic farming, kharif production technology, Genetic resource management of onion and garlic. Dr. K. E. Lawande, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Dr. BSKKV, Dapoli and Ex-Director, ICAR-DOGR, Pune guest of honour, suggested to give more emphasis on development of varieties specifically for export, storage and processing. Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (Hort. Sci.) emphasized on promoting onion and garlic production in NEH and non-traditional areas. He focused on development of best combining inbred lines

Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR, Pune presented the project report wherein he elaborated about the AINRPOG and its achievement. He congratulated all the centres for their significant contribution. Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Nodal Officer presented action taken report. The special invites Dr. R. P. Gupta, Ex Director, NHRDF, New Delhi and Dr. R. D. Gautam, Ex. Professor and Head Entomology, IARI, New Delhi also attended the session. Dr. A. S. Dhatt, Head Vegetable Science, PAU, Ludhiana was Organizing secretary of this group meeting.

Seven publications viz., AINRPOG Annual Report, Proceedings of Brainstorming on Export, Mechanization and Thrips management in onion and garlic was released. First issue of Journal of Allium Research and open access website was released by Dr. T. Janakiram. NHRDF Award 2017 for outstanding contribution for promotion of onion and garlic to the best scientist was announced by Dr. P. K. Gupta, Director (Act.), NHRDF, New Delhi and the award, memento and Rs 51000/- was presented by Dr. G. Kalloo to Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Principal Scientist, ICAR-DOGR, Pune and Nodal Officier, AINRPOG. The best network centre award was announced by Dr. Major Singh for outstanding contribution to PAU, Ludhiana, which was given by Dr. G. Kalloo to Dr. A. S. Dhatt, Head, Vegetable Science. The session was ended by vote of thanks.