19th January, 2013, Pune
One day training-cum-awareness programme on “Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights” with special reference to onion and garlic was organized by Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar, Pune in collaboration with the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority (PPV&FRA), New Delhi on 19th January, 2013 at DOGR Campus, Rajgurunagar, Pune.
The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr. D.G. Bakwad, Director of Horticulture, Government of Maharashtra. Dr. B.S. Rajput, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Narayangaon and Mr. K. Karkhile, SDAO, Department of Horticulture, Rajgurunagar also graced the occasion.
The dignitaries appreciated the initiative of DOGR for timely organization of this training programme and emphasized that there is a scope for registering farmers’ varieties especially in onion and garlic. They also urged that the farmers should educate other farmers in their vicinity. A field visit was also organized for the farmers to acquaint them with the latest technologies and cultural practices in onion and garlic.
Dr. Jai Gopal, Director, DOGR formally welcomed the participants, and elaborated the role of PPV&FRA, theme of the training programme and briefed about the research and other activities of DOGR. Lectures were delivered by experts on different topics.
A total of 160 participants including progressive farmers, students, extension workers, agriculture officials, staff from KVKs and private companies participated in the programme.
(Source: DOGR, Rajgurunagar, Pune)