Annual Workshop of Onion & Garlic (AINRPOG) organized at Durgapura, Jaipur

ICAR-Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research (DOGR), Rajgurunagar, Pune organized the VIIIth Annual Group meeting of All India Network Research Project on Onion and Garlic at Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute (RARI), Durgapura, Jaipur on 1-2 July, 2017. The group meeting was attended by more than 80 delegates from various parts of the country. Farmers, students and other faculty members were also present.

The inaugural session was chaired by Dr. A.K. Singh, DDG (HS), New Delhi. Dr. G. Kalloo, Ex-Vice Chancellor, JNKVV, Jabalpur and Ex-DDG (Horticulture & Crop Science) and Dr. K.E. Lawande, Ex-Vice Chancellor, DrBSKKV, Dapoli and Ex-Director, ICAR-DOGR, Pune were guests of honour. Welcome address was given by Dr. S. J. Singh, Director Research, RARI, Jaipur. Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR, presented the project report wherein he elaborated about AINRPOG and its achievements, with the importance of this crop in day to day life. Emphasis was laid on multiplication of seed of developed varieties for the farmers. Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Nodal Officer presented action taken report. Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (HS), Dr. R.P. Gupta, Ex-Director, NHRDF, Nasik, Dr. V. K. Yadav, Director Research Services, Jobner,  Dr. B. Singh, President, NHRDF, New Delhi, Dr. P.K. Gupta, Director (Act.), NHRDF, New Delhi were special invitee and gave valuable input for refining the technical programme of AINRPOG. Recommendation were finalized in plenary session which was chaired by  A.K. Singh, DDG (HS), New Delhi, ICAR, New Delhi. Dr. P.S. Rathore, Vice-Chancellor, SKNAU, Jobner was chief guest on this occasion. Dr. S.K. Khandelwal was organizing Secretary for the group meeting at RARI, Jaipur.

A varietal release committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. K.E. Lawande, with members Dr. R. P.  Gupta,  Dr. A.S. Dhatt and Dr. Vijay Mahajan recommended Sel. 153-1 (OSR-1347) red onion variety from IARI for release in Zone II (Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, J&K Jammu and Punjab) for rabi season and Col. 819 (OSR-1344) red onion variety from NHRDF for release in Zone II (Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, J&K Jammu and Punjab) and Zone V (Gujarat & Maharashtra) for rabi season.