Indian Society of Alliums:

Onion and Garlic have become important from domestic supply as well as from export point of view. Focussed attention has been bestowed by ICAR by starting NRC for Onion and Garlic. Lot of national consultations have gone in for improvement of productivity and quality of these crops. With a view to having more cohesiveness among the researchers, traders, industrialists, processors and farmers, it was proposed to have a separate society for strengthening and development of 'Allium'. The intricate issues of these commodities can be discussed in an elaborate manner under the umbrella of the society in the form of symposia, seminars, workshops, brainstorming sessions, consultative meeting etc. A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dr. K.E. Lawande with researchers, seed growers, agribusiness specialists and representatives from seed companies. After thorough discussion, a society called "Indian Society of Alliums" was established on 2 May 2006. The society was formulated with the following objectives:

  • To promote knowledge and research in onion, garlic and other allied edible Allium species and to advance the cause of onion and garlic production
  • To encourage the development of onion and garlic cultivation and seed production based on scientific and technical knowledge.
  • To encourage close coordination among the research workers, farmers, traders, processors and seed agencies with a view to provide support for overall growth of the commodities.
  • To organize conference, symposium, seminar, brain storming session and group discussion from time to for exchange of views and publish its proceedings.
  • To undertake other activities to accomplish the above aims and objectives.






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Rs. 2000

Rs. 2000

$ 200



Rs. 30000

Rs. 30000




Rs. 1000

Rs. 1000

$ 100

Demand Draft should be in favour of "The Treasurer, The Indian Society of Allium, Rajgurunagar" and sent at "Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar-410 505, Pune (Maharashtra)




Dr K E Lawande

Vice President       


1. Dr. A.K. Singh, DDG, Horticulture (By Designation)

2. Dr. Major Singh, Director, DOGR,      Rajgurunagar (By designation)

3. Dr. P.K. Gupta, Act. Director, NHRDF,    N.Delhi (By designation)

4. Shri Suresh Agarwal, President, Bejo    Sheetal, Jalna  

Member Secretary     


Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Rajgurunagar, Pune











Farmer Member             










Sh. Avinash Wakhare, Rajgurunagar, Pune


Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG, Horticulture, N. Delhi (By Designation)

Dr. M.A. Vaddoria, Junagadh

Dr. Nirmal Hedau, Almora

Dr. S.R. Bhonde, Nasik

Dr. A. B.  Chaugule, Sangli

Dr. P. K. Nagare, PDKV, Akola

Dr. M.N. Bhalekar, Rahuri

Mr. Satya Narayan Rathi, Jalna

MD, Marketing Board, Pune

Mr. Anand Jindal, Jalna

Mr. Vikram Avchat, Otur, Pune

Chief Editor               


Dr. Major Singh, ICAR-DOGR, Rajgurunagar 


Joint Editors              

Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Rajgurunagar, Pune

Dr. P.C. Tripathi, Bangalore

Dr. P. Srinivas, Hyderabad

Dr. A Qureshi, Hyderabad

Dr. Anil Khar, N. Delhi

Dr. S.J. Gawande, Rajgurunagar, Pune

Dr. S. Anandhan, Rajgurunagar, Pune

Dr. A. Thangasamy, Rajgurunagar, Pune






Memorandum of Association  by Laws



Proceeding - 2nd National Symposium on Edible Alliums Challenges and future strategies for sustainable production


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