7th December, Pune
An eight-member Nepalese Delegation visited Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research (DOGR) on study tour to DOGR from 30th November, 2013 to 7th December, 2013. The team was led by Dr. Gajendra Singh Niroula, Project Director, Vegetable Crops Development Directorate, Lalitpur, Nepal.
Dr. Jai Gopal, Director, DOGR welcomed the delegation and apprised them about the global and national scenario of onion and garlic cultivation. The team members were also exposed to the improved production technology for onion and garlic.
Besides, lectures by the DOGR scientists and practical demonstrations were given of various field activities both for bulb and seed production. The delegation also visited the seed production farm of the DOGR at Kalus. One-day visit was also arranged to the farmers’ fields. The team was impressed by the improved production technology being adopted by the farmers under the guidance of DOGR. On the last day, visit was arranged to the biggest onion market of India at Lasalgaon and also to NHRDF, Nasik.
The delegation expressed gratitude to the DOGR for making arrangements and providing the latest know-how on onion and garlic cultivation and post-harvest management. The visit was arranged by DOGR as per communication received from the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.
(Source: DOGR, Pune )