Tribal Sub-Plan Activities by ICAR-DOGR in Maharashtra

Objectives
•    To conduct training, demonstrations and input distribution on cultivation and seed production of onion and garlic to provide a source of livelihood to the ST population.

Targets  
•    Organize training programme for commercial cultivation of onion and garlic.
•    Conduct demonstration trials on cultivation and seed production of onion and garlic at selected fields of farmers.
•    Provide planting material and inputs to the selected farmers for cultivation and seed production of onion and garlic.

Activities under TSP
Demonstrations
•    Bulb production of high yielding onion varieties during rabi season
•    Bulb production of high yielding onion varieties during kharif season
•    Quality seed production of onion varieties during rabi season
•    Bulb and seed production of garlic varieties during rabi season
Training/ Field day
•    Organize trainings-cum-awareness programme in tribal belt of Nandurbar
•    Organize Field days in the field of tribal farmers in Nandurbar
•    Organize trainings at ICAR-DOGR for tribal farmers and field visits
Input Distribution
•    Distribute inputs like onion seeds/ onion bulbs/ garlic bulbs, fertilizers, pesticides, weedicides etc. to the selected farmers for conduct of demonstration trial at farmers’ field.
•    Distribution of Hi-tech Spray Pump, Ridger, Bamboo for construction of storage structure.
•    Installation of drip irrigation system at fields of selected farmers groups (each on one acre land) in Navapur taluka of Nandurbar.

Background of ICAR-DOGR
•    ICAR-DOGR has developed ten onion varieties and two garlic varieties as well as several production and post-harvest technologies which can improve onion and garlic cultivation in India. Onion and garlic are known as cash crops which can boost socio-economic status of tribal farmers after adoption of these improved technologies. After approval of Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) by ICAR in April 2013, we have selected tribal declared district Nandurbar in Maharashtra for implementation of TSP and to livelihood development of tribal population through commercial cultivation of onion and garlic.

Scientists involved in TSP
•    Dr. A. J. Gupta, Pr. Scientist (Hort.)/ Nodal Officer (TSP)
•    Dr. S.S. Gadge, Sr. Scientist (Agril. Extension)
•    Mrs. Ashvini A. Benke, Scientist (Genetics)
•    Mr. R.M. Patil, SMS (Hort.), KVK, Nandurbar
•    Dr. A.R. Wakhare, Sr. Tech. Assistant
•    Mr. H. S. Gawali, Sr. Technician

Major Achievements
•    Onion and garlic are important commercial crops which can improve livelihood of farmers. The tribal belt of Nandurbar in Maharashtra has congenial climatic conditions for production of onion and garlic at commercial level. But cultivation of these crops was limited to the kitchen garden only before the initiation of TSP in this area by ICAR-DOGR. The scheme was initiated in this area in April, 2013.
•    About 550 tribal farmers were selected from 55 farmers groups. Each group undertook demonstrations on onion and garlic cultivation in one acre of land in Navapur, Akalkua and Dhadgoan Talukas of Nandurbar.
•    In total, 124 demonstrations on newly improved varieties of onion and garlic and improved production technology were undertaken. Kharif onion production was also demonstrated in Navapur Taluka of Nandurbar. Thirty-two tribal villages have been benefited by commercial cultivation of onion and garlic.
•    More than 2000 tribal farmers have been trained by organizing 21 field day/ trainings by ICAR-DOGR. Most of the farmers of selected areas now cultivate onion and garlic on commercial scale. Onion and garlic are giving more profit than traditionally grown crops in these areas.
•    Farmers have earned a net income of Rs. 0.70-0.80 lakh per acre by production of about 110 q bulbs of onion variety Bhima Shakti/ Bhima Kiran during rabi whereas earned same net income by production of about 85 q bulbs of Bhima Super in kharif.
•     Cultivation of garlic at commercial level has also been introduced in this belt. By garlic cultivation, Rs. 0.80-1.00 lakh per acre net income is earned by production of about 35 q bulbs per acre of Bhima Purple.
•      Production of onion seed was also demonstrated under TSP in this area. Farmers have earned 0.60-0.80 lakh per acre net income by production of about 200 kg seeds per acre of Bhima Kiran/ Bhima Super.
•    All the demonstrations conducted at fields of selected tribal farmers with the help of free-inputs provided by ICAR-DOGR.
•    Installed 30 drip irrigation system at selected fields of tribal farmers and also benefited by ridgers and sprayer pumps.

                                                       
   
   



Demonstrations conducted under TSP

S. No.

Activities

                        Varieties Used

Number of Demonstrations

Benefited Farmer’s

1

Onion production during kharif

Bhima Super

25

250

2

Onion production during rabi

Bhima Shakti and Bhima Kiran

60

600

3

Onion seed production

Bhima Kiran, Bhima Shakti, Bhima Super, Bhima Red, Bhima Raj, Bhima Shweta and Bhima Shubhra

29

290

4

Garlic production

Bhima Omkar and Bhima Purple

10

100


Technology dissemination and adoption
After intervention of ICAR-DOGR through TSP Scheme following technology dissemination and adaption are noted:
•    Commercial cultivation of newly released onion varieties viz; Bhima Kiran and Bhima Shakti during rabi season.
•    Commercial cultivation of newly released onion variety Bhima Super during kharif season.
•    Quality seed production of onion varieties Bhima Kiran, Bhima Shakti, Bhima Super, Bhima Red, Bhima Raj, Bhima Shweta and Bhima Shubhra.
•    Cultivation of newly released garlic varieties viz; Bhima Purple and Bhima Omkar.
•    Kharif onion production technology on BBF (Broad Bed Furrows).
•    Enhancement of water and nutrient management through drip irrigation and fertigation in onion and garlic cultivation.
•    Integrated Pest and Diseases Management (IPDM) in onion and garlic
•    Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) in onion and garlic.
•    Post-harvest management in onion and garlic through construction of storage structure.

Trainings organized under TSP

S. No.  

Date

Subject

Framer’s Group

Number of Farmer’s

1

30 September, 2013

Commercial cultivation of onion and garlic

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nandurbar

250

2

13 November, 2013

Quality seed production in onion

Kalyani Mahila Bachat Gat, Palipada

80

3

15 November, 2013

Nursery management in  onion

Ganga Mahila Bachat Gat, Karanjali

4

20 February, 2014

Commercial cultivation of onion and garlic

Nav Chaittanya Purush Bachat Gat, Nizampur

195

5

21 February, 2014

Quality seed production in onion and garlic

Maharana Tantra Mandal, Dhanaje

6

16-17 June, 2014

Kharif onion production Technology

ICAR-DOGR, Rajgurunagar

34

7

6 September, 2014

Quality seed production in onion and garlic

Mangal Murti Purush Bachat Gat, Karanjali

77

8

28 October, 2014

Kharif onion production Technology

Jai Bajrang Jalsrot Upbhogta Gat, Nimbhoni

121

9

19-21 March, 2015

Scientific cultivation of onion and garlic

Saraswati Mahila Bachat Gat, Palipada;

Eklavya Shetkari Mandal, Nimbhoni;

Jai Kisan Shetkari Bachat Gat, Palshi

200

10

16-17 June, 2015

Kharif onion production Technology

ICAR-DOGR, Rajgurunagar

84

11

6 October, 2015

Scientific cultivation of onion and garlic

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nandurbar

95

12

27 October, 2015

Commercial cultivation of onion and garlic

Nimbhoni

50

13

28 October, 2015

Onion seed production

Khandbara

50

14

14 December, 2015

Cultivation of onion and garlic

Deomogra Shetkari Gat, Sonpada

75

15

28 January, 2016

Onion production management

Nimbhoni

65

16

8-10 March, 2016

Commercial cultivation of onion and garlic

Shivshakti Shetkari Bachat Gat, Shravani;

Jai Balaji Shetkari Gat, Khairve;

Meraliyaha Shetkari Bachat Gat, Palipada

160

17

19-20 May, 2016

Construction of low cost onion storage structure to improve bulb storability

Sai Krupa Shetkari Gat, Shravani;

Pragati Shetkari Purush Gat, Palsun

145

18

23-24 August, 2016

Kharif onion production technology

Bandharpada, Raingan

123

19

4-6 October, 2016

Commercial cultivation of onion and garlic

Kisan Harit Kranti Utpadak Gat, Savarat;

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nandurbar;

Jai Siyaram Shetkari Gat, Khairve

250

20

3-4 January, 2017

Commercial cultivation of onion and garlic

Kisan Harit Kranti Utpadak Gat, Savarat; Navyuvak Shetkari Mandal, Nimboni

155

21

26 August, 2017

Commercial cultivation of onion and garlic

KVK, Nandurabr

160


List of farmer’s Groups Selected under TSP 

S.

No.

Name of Bachat Gat

Name of Group Leader

1

Jai Siyaram Shetkari Gat, Malwan

Mr. Sunil Ravilaal Kokani

2

Jai Balaji Shetkari Gat, Khairve

Mr. Shidya Chama Gavit

3

Jai Siyaram Shetkari Gat, Khairve

Mr. Shinga Jalu Valvi

4

Navchaitanya Purush Bachat Gat, Nizampur

Mr. Shital Balu Vasave

5

Deomogra Shetkari Bachat Gat, Shehi

Mr. Vishnu Jolu Vasave

6

Jai Bajrang Shetkari Gat, Mehendipada

Mr. Chunilaal Shivtya Kokani

7

Eklavay Purush Bachat Gat, Palipada

Mr. Kochrya Kotya Padvi

8

Balram Shetkari Gat, Palsun

Mrs. Bankabai Todya Kokani

9

Ganga Mahila Bachat Gat, Karanjali

Mrs. Yamuna  Gulabdas Gavit

10

Meraliyaha Shetkari Bachat Gat, Palipada

Mr. Harish Nurji Valvi

11

Jai Bajrang Shetkari Gat, Talavipada

Mr. Anis Damu Valvi

12

Utkarsh Sheti Utpadak Gat, Patibedki

Mrs. Nima Vasu Gavit

13

Ravikiran Sheti Utapadak Gat, ThuvaGadat

Mr. Jaisingh Hurji Gavit

14

Shri Yogeshvar Shetkari Gat, Nizampur

Mr. Kalpesh Singha Vasave

15

Aai Kuwarli Shetkari Gat, ZhamanjarKhekda

Mr. Jalamsingh Jiva Maavchi

16

Yaha Shetkari Gat, Sonpada

Mr. Mansingh Ethya Valvi

17

Deomogra Mata Sheti Utapadak Gat, ChadapadaUmraan

Mr. Ajitsingh Shyamsingh Valvi

18

Shri Kukumba Bhatiji Maharaj Bachat Gat, Maulipada

Mr. Yashvant Magya Valvi

19

Kisan Shetkari Gat, Nagare

Mr. Subhash Jedya Vasave

20

Navnirmaan Shetkari Bachat Gat, Nizampur

Mr. Philip Jetya  Valvi

21

Jai Kisan Shetkari Gat, Palshi

Mr. Dilip Chotiram Kokani

22

Arpit Shetkari Purush Gat, Raingan

Mr. Vechya Supdya Gavit

23

Smital Mahila Bachat Gat, Raingan

Mrs. Sumabai Anil Gavit

24

Shramik Shetkari Purush Gat, Raingan

Mr. Vantya Nura Gavit

25

Aardarsh Shetkari Purush Gat, Umraan

Mr. Subhash Dhanji Vasave

26

Deomogra Yuva Shetkari Mandal, Shravani

Mr. Sandip Mohan Kokani

27

Shriram Sheti Utapadak Gat, Nimbhoni

Mr. Sadashiv Gangaram Kokani

28

Nirmal Sheti Utapadak Gat, Morthuva

Mr. Dasu Velji Gavit

29

Sai Shetkari Mandal, Shravani

Mr. Sandip Chandrasingh Kokani

30

Navyuvak Shetkari Mandal, Nimbhoni

Mr. Krushna Ashok Kokani

31

Vikas Sheti Utapadak Gat, Suli

Mr. Krushna Fuljii Gavit

32

Saraswati Mahila Bachat Gat, Palipada

Mrs. Sunita Subhash Gavit

33

Eklavya Shetkari Gat, Navapada

Mr. Baban Itya Kokani

34

Kisan Harit Kranti Sheti Utapadak Gat, Savrat

Mr. Gulabsingh Kotya Vasave

35

Kalyani Mahila Bachat Gat, Palipada

Mrs. Archana Surupsingh Valvi

36

Jai Malhar Shetkari Purush Gat, Sagali

Mr. Chandulal Chaitram Kokani

37

Jai Kisan Shetkari Purush Gat, Sagali

Mr. Jaisingh Ramdas Kokani

38

Shivshakti Shetkari Gat, Shravani

Mr. Mansu Magan Kokani

39

Sai Krupa Shetkari Gat, Shravani

Mr. Mangdya Dhendya Kokani

40

Pragati Shetkari Purush Gat, Palsun

Mr. Shantilal Fakira Kokani

41

Ujawal Shetkari Purush Gat, Chorvihir

Mr. Hopanji Padvya Gavit

42

Eklavya Shetkari Mandal, Nimbhoni

Mr. Gulab Sukhlal Kokani

43

Jai Bajrang Jalsrot Uphabhogta Gat, Nimbhoni

Mr. Surupsingh Mangu Kokani

44

Rajnagar Shetkari  Mandal, Khadki

Mr. Madhukar Gavit

45

Jai Gurudev Shetkari Bachat Gat, Nizampur

Mr. Madhukar Dharma Valvi

46

Mangalmurti Bachat Gat, Karanjali

Mr. Kisan Ramji Valvi

47

Aai Kuwarli Mahila Bachat Gat, Bhardu

Mrs. Surta Vishnu Valvi

48

Devi Deomogra Shetkari Gat, Navi Savrat

Mr. Rajesh Nelji Gavit

49

Nachiketa Sheti Utpadak Gat, Ucchi Shevdi

Mr. Ishra Fatya Gavit

50

Jai Sheti Utpadak Gat, Ucchi Shevdi

Mr. Jagan Vikram Gavit

51

Rajendra Pabad Shetkari Mandal, Malpada

Mr. Rajendra Amarsingh Padvi

52

Maharana Tantra Mandal, Dhanaje

Mr. Jatrya Limba Pawara

53

Rani Kajal Shetkari Mandal, Shelkuei

Mr. Fendya Janglya Pawara

54

Dev Pawad Shetkari Mandal, Malpada

Mr. Bhimsingh Kiresingh Padvi

55

Nruhsingh Bhagwan Shetkari Mandal, Umrani Khurd

Mr.Dhakalsingh Kalu Pawara