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ICAR - Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research

Onion and garlic are the world famous spice commodities used for flavouring the dishes.  Besides culinary purposes, these are considered as valuable medicinal plants.  The fungicidal and insecticidal properties of garlic are well established.  Dehydrated powder & flakes and paste prepared out of onion and garlic provide rich agro-industrial base for these commodities.

Realizing the importance  of  onion and garlic  in  the country,  ICAR established  National Research Centre for Onion and Garlic in VIII Plan with its headquarter at Nasik in 1994.  However, due to some working constraints, the Centre was shifted to Rajgurunagar on 16 June 1998. Over the years, the centre has created good facilities for field and laboratory work.  The centre has been upgraded to Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research since December 2008. Besides this, an All India Network Project on Onion & Garlic with 28 participating centres all over the country has been established. 


Sports Meet

ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar participated in ICAR-West Zone Sports Meet 2015 held from 2nd to 6th November 2015 at ICAR-Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar, Rajasthan. ICAR-DOGR team took part in 100mts, 200mts, 1500mts race, Long-Jump and High-Jump, Relay, Badminton and Carom. Sh. Manjunatha Gowda, D. C., Scientist, ICAR-DOGR, won gold medals in 200mts race and High-Jump, silver medal in 100mts race and bronze medal in Long-Jump. ICAR-DOGR congratulates him for his continuous good performance for two years.

सतर्कता जागरूकता सप्‍ताह


केन्‍द्रीय सतर्कता आयोग, भारत सरकार, नई दिल्‍ली और भा. कृ. अनु. परिषद के आदेशानुसार इस वर्ष भी सतर्कता जागरूकता सप्‍ताह दिनांक 26 अक्‍टूबर 2015 से 31 अक्‍टूबर 2015 तक मनाया गया ।  इस वर्ष सतर्कता सप्‍ताह का विषय था सर्तकता से रोकथाम नतीजा है सुशासन  सतर्कता सप्‍ताह के दौरान दिनांक  26 अक्‍टूबर 2015 को निदेशालय के समस्‍त कार्मिको ने प्रात: 11 बजे सभा कक्ष में लोक सेवा, सत्‍यनिष्‍ठा, ईमानदारी, पारदर्शिता एवं अपने संस्‍थान को भ्रष्‍टाचर रहित बनाए  रखने के लिए प्रतिज्ञा ली ।  जिसके प्रचार प्रसार के लिए निदेशालय के मुख्‍य प्रवेश द्वार पर बैनर एवं सूचनापट्ट पर परिपत्रो द्वारा जागरूकता लाने का प्रयास किया गया ।  

      सतर्कता सप्‍ताह के दौरान चर्चा सत्र  दिनांक 29 अक्‍टूबर 2015 को अपरान्‍ह 3.30 बजे रखा गया । जिसमें निदेशालय के सतर्कता अधिकारी एवं संस्‍थान के प्रभारी निदेशक डॉ. विजय महाजन, वरिष्ठ प्रशासनिक अधिकारी श्री सुनिलकुमार ने अपने विचार व्‍यक्‍त किये, जिसमें विशेष रूप से समस्‍त कार्मिको से आवहान किया कि सतर्कता सप्‍ताह को केवल औपचारिकता मात्र न माना जाएं बल्कि अपने वास्‍तविक जीवन में आत्‍म सात किया जाना चाहिए एवं सार्वजनिक खरीद में नियमों का पूर्णत: पालन किया जाना चाहिए जिससे हमारे द्वारा किये गये कार्यो की पारदर्शिता झलकती रहे । निदेशक महोदय ने साथ में यह भी बताया की नि :स्वार्थ से देश व  समाजहित के लिए हम ईमानदारी से अपना कार्य करेंगे तो हम हर समय जागरूक रहेंगे एवं भ्रष्टाचार रहित कार्य करने में सफल होंगे | इन विचारो के साथ ही सतर्कता जागरूकता सप्‍ताह का समापन सम्‍पन्‍न ३१.१०.२०१५ को किया गया ।


THE ONION” – book released

A book – “THE ONION” edited by Drs. N.K. Krishnakumar,  Jai Gopal and V. A. Parthasarathy, has been released by Hon. Union Agriculture Minister, Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, on Sept. 22, 2015 in DAC-ICAR interface meeting. This publication from Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi contain 18 chapters covers all important aspect of onion research and development and written by experts in respective fields of onion. Hopefully, it would be a source of rich information for students and researchers and would be of great value for farmers and entrepreneurs alike.


A new white onion variety 'Bhima Safed' for Kharif

In the recently held Annual Group Meeting of All India Network Research Project on Onion & Garlic at Davengere, Karnataka on 6-7th February, 2015, white onion line developed by the Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar has been recommended for release. This line ‘NRCWO-3’ has been christened as ‘Bhima Safed’. It is suitable for cultivation in Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu. This is a medium maturing (110-120 days) variety having white, round to oval bulbs of mainly 70-80 g. It has 11-12% TSS and is thus suitable both for table and processing. Its average yield in multilocational trials in the recommended zones was 185 q/ha. It has less than 5% doubles and bolters.

Onion variety “Bhima Red” licensed

Onion variety “Bhima Red” has been licensed by Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research (DOGR) to M/s. Safalmantra Agro Farms Private Limited (SAFPL), Navi Mumbai.A Memorandum of Understanding in this regard was signed by the Directorate with SAFPL on 12/11/2014.SAFPL is all women lead organization, in the business of producing and marketing sustainable agro-products.As per MoU, DOGR has extended a non-exclusive license to SAFPL for seed production and distribution of Bhima Red.Bhima Red is a high yielding onion variety recommended for cultivation in kharif season in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamilnadu, in late kharif season in Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra and for rabi in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.It matures in 105-110 days after transplanting in kharif season and in 110-120 days after transplanting in late kharif and rabi seasons. The MoU will promote the cultivation of this variety by ensuring the better availability of quality seed to the farmers. 


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