Training-cum-seed distribution of kharif onion under TSP  

ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune has organized training-cum-seed distribution program on 22.6.2022 under TSP at Bursewadi, Khed taluka of Pune, Maharashtra to promote entrepreneurship and improve the livelihood of tribal farmers. The training program was coordinated by Dr. Amar Jeet Gupta, Principal Scientist (Hort.) & Nodal Officer (TSP). About 54 tribal farmers from Khed taluka of Pune participated in the program including 25 ladies. Shri Dattatray Kondawale a group leader of selected farmers formally welcomed the participants and elaborated the theme of the training program. Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Principal Scientist & In charge Director, briefed about the technologies developed by ICAR-DOGR to the farmers as well as production and productivity status of onion. Dr. Amar Jeet Gupta briefed about the importance and scope of TSP on livelihood development of tribal farmers and delivered lecture on kharif onion production technology. Dr. Gupta also spoke about impact of TSP on livelihood improvement of tribal farmers. Mr. D.B. Mundharikar and Mr. H.S. Gawali were supported in the training program. Farmers including Shri Ramdas Chandaravle, Shri Kailas Osawale, Shri Dipak Nirmal, Mrs. Mangala Burse, Mrs. Sangita Tanpure expressed their satisfaction regarding fruitful training for the tribal farmers. Onion seeds of ‘Bhima Super’ variety were distributed to 26 groups of tribal farmers. Program ended with the vote of thanks presented by Mr. Dattatray Kondawale. .