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.
हिन्दी सप्ताह का आयोजन
भा.कृ.अनु.प.-प्याज एवं लहसुन अनुसंधान निदेशालय, राजगुरूनगर, पुणे में दिनांक 09/09/014 से 15/09/2014 तक हिन्दी सप्ताह मनाया गया। हिन्दी सप्ताह के दौरान निदेशालय में विभिन्न प्रकार के कार्यक्रम व प्रतियोगिताओ का आयोजन किया गया। प्रथम दिवस को हिन्दी कार्यशाला का आयोजन रखा गया, जिसमें सी-डैक पुणे से आये श्री प्रभाकर पाण्डे़, परियोजना अधिकारी एवं उनकी टीम ने विभिन्न साफ्टवेयर के माध्यम से हिन्दी में कार्य करने के लिए प्रेरित किया। आगामी दिवसों में निदेशालय के कार्मिकों हेतु प्रतियोगिताओ का आयोजन किया गया, जिसमें सभी ने बढ़-चढ़ कर भाग लिया । हिन्दी सप्ताह के अंतिम दिवस को समापन एवं पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह का आयोजन किया गया, जिसमें श्री उमेश गुप्ता, वरिष्ठ हिन्दी अधिकारी, राष्ट्रीय रासायनिक प्रयोगशाला, पुणे ने मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में भाग लिया। परिषद गान के साथ आयोजन का शुभारंभ हुआ और निदेशक महोदय द्वारा निदेशालय में हिन्दी संबंधी गतिविधियों का विवरण प्रस्तुत किया गया। मुख्य अतिथि एवं निदेशालय के निदेशक महोदय ने विजेताओं को पुरस्कार, प्रशस्ती पत्र एवं स्मृति चिन्ह प्रदान किये । मुख्य अतिथि महोदय ने अपने भाषण के द्वारा हिन्दी की महत्ता को बताते हुए अधिकाधिक कार्य हिन्दी में करने के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया । अंत में राष्ट्रीय गान के साथ हिन्दी सप्ताह संपन्न हुआ ।
DOGR organizes Field Day in Tribal village of Nandurbar
Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nandurbar organized field day on 6th September, 2014 in Karanjali, a tribal village in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra. Total 77 farmers participated in the field day. Mr. Vishwanath Yalamalle, Scientist (Seed Science & Tech.) and Co-PI, Tribal Sub Plan presided the inaugural session and explained the onion and garlic seed production techniques
and implementation of the Tribal Sub Plan to the newly selected SHG’s. Mr H S Gawali, Sr. Technician (Farm/field), DOGR, Rajgurunagar explained the nursery raising techniques. Mr. R M Patil, SMS (Hort.), KVK, Nandurbar explained the onion production techniques. Mr. P S Lathe, Deputy Director (ATMA), Nandurbar and Dr. R S Dahatonde I/c Programme Coordinator, KVK, Nandurbar were also present. Several queries pertaining to onion production, seed production, plant protection and weed management were answered by the above experts during interaction with farmers.
AGRI sponsored training at DOGR
The Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research organized a training programme on ‘Advance Production Technology of Onion and Garlic’ at Rajgurunagar on August 22, 2014 in collaboration with Agricultural Growth of Rural India (AGRI), New Delhi. It was attended by 44 farmers from Rajkot district of Gujarat. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. V. Mahajan, Principal Scientist (Horticulture) of DOGR. Dr. S. S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension) welcomed the participants and briefed them about the ongoing activities of DOGR. In all, 4 lectures were delivered by DOGR scientists on improved varieties of onion and garlic, nutrient and water management, pest and disease management, and role of self help groups in improving socio-economic status of farmers. An interaction session was also held with farmers and they were also taken to Exhibition hall and fields. Shri. Gaurav Sharma, Group Manager, AGRI, New Delhi expressed satisfaction and thanked DOGR.
Training Programme for Farmers of Gujarat at DOGR
The Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research organized a training programme on ‘Onion and Garlic Cultivation’ in collaboration with Agricultural Growth of Rural India (AGRI), New Delhi on July 31, 2014. It was attended by 40 farmers from Porbandar district of Gujarat state. The programme was presided over by Dr. V. Mahajan, Principal Scientist (Horticulture) of DOGR. Dr. S. S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension) welcomed the participants and briefed about onion and garlic technologies developed by the Directorate. During the training, participants were given information on improved varieties, nutrient and water management, pest and disease management, post-harvest management, processing and value addition, onion seed production, and role of self help groups in increasing socio-economic status of onion and garlic farmers. Several queries regarding onion and garlic cultivation were answered by the experts during interaction with farmers. The farmers were also taken to Exhibition hall and fields. Shri. Hitesh Kumar, Group Manager, Agricultural Growth of Rural India (AGRI), New Delhi expressed satisfaction and thanked DOGR.