Training programmes organized for popularization of Onion cultivation in NEH region

 

A training programme for farmers on “Production Technology of Kharif Onion” was organized at CHF, Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh) on 5 June, 2018 under TSP scheme by ICAR-DOGR in collaboration with College of Horticulture & Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat. About 50 farmers participated in it. Dr. Pranabjyoti Sarma, Associate Professor (Horticulture) welcomed the participants. In introductory address, Dr. S. S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension) & PI for TSP-NEH emphasized on necessity of kharif onion cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh. Dr. Gadge elaborated the activities to be done under TSP project for the tribal farmers of Arunachal Pradesh and motivated the participants for conducting demonstration trials on kharif onion cultivation. Dr. B. N. Hazarika, Dean, College of Agriculture & Dean I/c College of Horticulture & Forestry highlighted institutional activities being carried out for tribal farmers of Arunachal Pradesh. Professor Dr. S. D. Warude, Head, Vegetable Science and Mr. Riba, Subject Matter Specialist, KVK, East Siang also addressed the participants. Dr. S. S. Gadge also delivered presentation on kharif onion production technology and answered the queries of farmers about onion cultivation practices. The farmers have been shown video on Onion production technologies developed by ICAR-DOGR. The programme ended with vote of thanks expressed by Dr. Chandra Deo, Associate Professor (Horticulture) & PI for TSP, Arunachal Pradesh.

Similarly, a training programme for farmers on “Kharif Onion Production Technology” was conducted at SASRD, Medziphema (Nagaland) on 8 June, 2018 under TSP scheme by ICAR-DOGR in collaboration with School of Agricultural Sciences & Rural Development, Medziphema (Nagaland). A total of 60 farmers from different villages of Nagaland participated in it. Professor A. K. Makar, Dean, SASRD welcomed the participants. Dr. S. S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension) & PI for TSP-NEH gave brief remarks. Dr. Gadge emphasized on necessity of kharif onion cultivation in Nagaland. He elaborated the activities to be done under TSP project for the tribal farmers of Nagaland and encouraged the participants for conducting demonstration trials on kharif onion cultivation. Dr. S. P. Kanaujia, I/c AICRP (VC), Nagaland Centre stressed on importance of onion crop in Nagaland. Professor Dr. T. Lanusosang, Pro-Vice Chancellor, SASRD, Nagaland University highlighted achievements of SASRD and spoken upon the prospectus of onion cultivation in Nagaland. Dr. S. S. Gadge delivered presentation on kharif onion production technology and answered the queries of farmers about onion cultivation practices. Dr. Waluniba, Scientist, AICRP (VC), Nagaland Centre also delivered presentation on Insect Pest Management in Onion Production. The farmers have been shown video on Onion production technologies developed by ICAR-DOGR. At the end, vote of thanks was expressed by Dr. C. S. Maity, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, SASRD, Nagaland University. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Moakala Changkija, Assistant Agronomist (Scientist) and Dr. Aastik Jha, Assistant Breeder (Scientist) and Ms. Yongkongtula, Senior Technical Assistant. These training programmes were held with the aim of creating awareness on the importance and scope of onion cultivation in NEH region and also to identify interested farmers from different villages in various pockets of these states for promotion of onion cultivation in NEH region. The various activities will be carried out for the benefit of the tribal people for the promotion of onion cultivation in this region.

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