1-2 July, 2017, Durgapura, Jaipur
ICAR-Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune organized the VIII th Annual Group meeting of All India Network Research Project on Onion and Garlic at Rajasthan Agricultural Research Institute, Durgapura, Jaipur.
The inaugural session was chaired by Dr. A.K. Singh, DDG (HS), New Delhi. Dr. G. Kalloo, Ex-Vice Chancellor, JNKVV, Jabalpur and Ex-DDG (Horticulture & Crop Science) and Dr. K.E. Lawande, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Dr BSKKV, Dapoli and Ex-Director, ICAR-DOGR, Pune were guests of honour.
Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR, briefed about AINRPOG and its achievements, with the importance of this crop in day to day life. He laid emphasis on multiplication of seed of developed varieties for the farmers.
Recommendation were finalized in plenary session which was chaired by A.K. Singh, DDG (HS), New Delhi, ICAR, New Delhi. Dr. P.S. Rathore, Vice-Chancellor, SKNAU, Jobner was chief guest on this occasion. Dr. S.K. Khandelwal was organizing Secretary for the group meeting at RARI, Jaipur.
Sel. 153-1 (OSR-1347), a red onion variety from IARI was recommended for release in Zone II (Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, J&K Jammu and Punjab) for rabi season and Col. 819 (OSR-1344, red onion variety from NHRDF for release in Zone II (Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, J&K Jammu and Punjab) and Zone V (Gujarat & Maharashtra) for rabi season.
The group meeting was attended by more than 80 delegates from various parts of the country. Farmers, students and other faculty members were also present.
(ICAR-Directorate of Onion & Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar)