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ICAR-NRCG organizes farmers’ training programme in collaboration with MRDBS

ICAR-NRCG, Pune collaborated with Maharashtra Rajya Draksha Bagaitdar Sangh (MRDBS), Pune to jointly organize a training programme on ‘Enhancing Grape Production with Advanced Viticulture Techniques’ during 27th June 2017 to 4th July 2017 at Pune. The programme aims at empowering the new generation of grape growers with advanced techniques in viticulture for sustained production of quality grapes. Twenty-eight participants from different grape growing regions of Maharashtra are attending the programme. The programme has a comprehensive lecture schedule covering varieties nursery and vineyard establishment, intercultural practices, use of weather information and bio-intensive management for production of ‘zero residue’ grapes, integrated nutrient and water  management, application technology of agrochemicals and processing techniques. DUS testing for registration of farmers’ varieties will also be discussed.

Director, ICAR-NRCG guiding the trainees


“Open Grape Day” for visit to vineyards during March 03 - 05, 2017

ICAR-National Research Center for Grapes organized a three day special programme “Open Grape Day” on its farm at Manjri in Pune during 03-05 March, 2017. The purpose of the programme was to create awareness among general public about grapes and its various products. The vineyards were kept open for visitors during 15:00 to 18:00 hrs daily and groups of visitors (each approximately of 5-10 members) were guided by one Scientist/ Farm Technician so as to allow them to see vineyards in fruiting stage of various grape varieties (table, wine and juice purpose) of different colors. The field visit was followed by visits to the raisin making unit, Winery and hi-tech National Referral Laboratory (NRL) for pesticide residue monitoring in grapes. The visitors could get an opportunity to see and know about the processes of raisin and wine making. Various insect pests affecting grapevines and biological control agents used in grape pest management were also exhibited and explained to the visitors. Demonstrations on advance spraying equipment used in vineyards were shown. The visitors were made aware about the state - of the - art facilities and residue monitoring plan of NRL for monitoring pesticide residues in grapes and the production of grapes that are residue free and safe for consumption. ICAR-NRCG had also collected the grape samples from few progressive grape growers of Maharashtra state and analyzed for residue levels at NRL. The farmers whose grapes complied with “zero residue” concept  were allowed  to showcase and sale their grapes of various varieties like Thompson Seedless, Nana Purple, Red Globe, Tas-A- Ganesh, etc. in free stalls provided by ICAR-NRCG. Few tons of residue free grapes were sold during the period of three days. The open grape day received an overwhelming and exciting response from public; about 400 people participated in the event and interacted enthusiastically with the institute scientists and other staff. Moments of Open Grape Day.


Expert guidance to farmers under ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’ and ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ through video conferencing

Under the aegis of ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’ (MGMG) programme, ICAR-NRCG, Pune in association with Bayer Crop Science Limited, Mumbai held a video conferencing session with about 50 farmers of Walva, Sangli, Maharashtra (adopted village under MGMG) on 03.02.2017. 

The ICAR-NRCG experts gave technical advice to the farmers on ‘zero residue’ management options for stem borer, mealybug and mites in vineyards nearing harvest; nutritional and horticultural practices to achieve even colour development in Sharad Seedless grape, avoid  sunburn and mummification of fruits.  

Dr. S. D. Sawant, Director, ICAR-NRCG, urged growers to give a serious thought for export of their produce by themselves and to develop a ‘grower-exporter’ business model for multiplying their profits. He assured all technical support on zero residue’ grape production from ICAR-NRCG, Pune.

The farmers were also advised on the importance of field sanitation and safe method for disposal of empty pesticide containers in the backdrop of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.


Swachhata Workshop on Beautification and Kitchen Wastes Management

A Swachhata Workshop on ‘Beautification and Kitchen Waste Management’ was organized for permanent and contractual women staff of ICAR-NRCG.  Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director briefed about the Swachhata Action Plan of the Centre and objectives of the workshop. He appealed to all the staff for active participation in keeping premises and washrooms clean and hygenic and importance of beautification of office premises and residential areas. He also explained how kitchen wastes can be decomposed into organic manure at home.  Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Director, ICAR-Directorate of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Research, Anand guided the participants on properties of various medicinal plants which can be grown at home and utilized for prevention of common ailments. Information on different types of indoor & outdoor plants and their maintenance was given to the participants by Mr. Satish Lendhe and Mrs. Priyanka Lendhe from Flora Nursery who were the Chief Guest of this workshop. Various types of ornamental plants were distributed to the participants. After the workshop the organizers greeted all participants in typical ‘Sankranti’ tradition.

Mrs. Pallavi Kataria, Assistant welcoming the participants of the workshop


Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director briefing about the Swachhata Action Plan of the Centre


Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Director, ICAR-DMAPR,  Anand giving information on various medicinal plants


Mr. Satish Lendhe from Flora Nursery talking about plants and their maintenance

Distribution of plants to the participants



गणतन्त्र दिवस समारोह

भाकृअनुप - राष्ट्रीय अंगूर अनुसंधान केंद्र, पुणे में 26 जनवरी, 2017 को 68 वाँ गणतन्त्र दिवस बहुत ही हर्षोल्लास के साथ मनाया गया। इस सुअवसर पर केंद्र के निदेशक डॉ संजय सावंत ने सुबह 09.30 बजे राष्ट्रीय ध्वज फहराया तथा सलामी दी। अपने सम्बोधन में निदेशक ने राष्ट्रीय ध्वज की गरिमा तथा इसके महत्व को कई उदाहरण देकर समझाया और उपस्थित सभी लोगों ने राष्ट्रीय ध्वज तथा राष्ट्र-गान का उचित सम्मान करने का आग्रह किया। इस अवसर पर केंद्रीय सरकार द्वारा किसानों के हित में जारी विभिन्न कार्यक्रमों जैसे किसानों की आय दुगनी करने के लक्ष्य के बारे में चर्चा की तथा सभी से अनुरोध किया कि अंगूर की फसल बहुत ही महत्वपूर्ण है और हम सभी को अंगूर उत्पादकों की आय दुगुनी करने के लिए जी जान से जुट जाना चाहिए। स्वच्छ भारत मिशन तथा सोलर ऊर्जा के प्रयासों में इस केंद्र की प्रतिबद्धता से भी सभी को अवगत कराया। 


Agricultural Education Day observed on 3rd December 2016

3rd December 2016 was observed as ‘Agricultural Education Day’ at ICAR-NRCG, Pune. Twenty Five students (19 girls and 6 boys) from Padmshri Manibhai Desai Mahavidyalay, Uruli Kanchan, Pune were invited to the Centre on this occasion. Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director briefed the students about the objectives of observing Agricultural Education Day and narrated importance of horticulture and contribution of grapes in it. In the morning, vineyard visit was arranged for the students to expose them to grape growing. Scientists explained various technologies and management practices followed in grape cultivation like drip irrigation, disease and insect management, etc. A visit to raisin drying shed and an experimental winery was arranged to explain processing of grapes and value addition. Students shown keen interest in high-tech instruments in National Referral Laboratory and procedures followed in Food Safety. A demo of eco-friendly basket ‘Nisarg Doot’ for treatment of biodegradable kitchen waste which is being promoted by ICAR-NRCG under ‘Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan’ was also arranged for the students.

In the afternoon session students actively participated in debate ‘Whether Agricultural Education should be included in school syllabuses’ and expressed their views. Prizes to the winners were distributed by the Director, ICAR-NRCG.

ICAR-NRCG Scientist giving information about grape cultivation to the students

ICAR-NRCG Scientist explaining drip irrigation system to the students
Students visit to raisin making unit

A demo of eco-friendly basket ‘Nisarg Doot’ for treatment of biodegradable kitchen waste
Debate: ‘Whether Agriculture Education should be included in school syllabus

Prize distribution by the Director, ICAR-NRCG, Pune 



Vigilance Awareness Week was observed at ICAR-NRCG, Pune during October 31 to November 5, 2016

05th November 2016, ICAR-NRCG, Pune

Vigilance Awareness Week was observed at ICAR-NRCG, Pune during October 31 to November 5, 2016. The staff members took pledge on 31st October for promoting integrity, transparency and accountability in public life. An essay competition was organized on 3rd November on a theme “How public participation can promote integrity and eradicate corruption’’. The staff members of the institute actively participated in the event. The concluding session was held on 05th November, 2016. Mr. P.N. Hasabnis (Additional Superintendent of Police) and Mr. Narendra K. Gaikwad (Dy S.P.) from Anti-Corruption Bureau, Pune were the chief guests for the occasion. The event was co-organized by the ICAR-NRCG and ICAR-DFR, Pune. The Directors’ of both the institutes welcomed the chief guests and gave their opening remarks. The winners of an essay competition were awarded prizes with the auspicious hands of the chief guests. Mr Hasabnis gave his address on the issues of corruption in various sectors of public life and discussed the measures for its alleviation.  He has also shown some video clips on impact of corruption and ways to tackle it. He emphasized on the importance of education for developing integrity and awareness among individuals, adoption of e-governance as mean to reduce the corruption and the role of anti-corruption bureau in tackling the issues related to corruption. Mr. Gaikwad in his speech stressed on the importance of public integrity in reducing the corruption in various sectors of public life. The staff members interacted with the officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau and expressed their views on the issues related to corruption and its mitigation.




ICAR-NRCG, Pune Celebrated ‘National Unity Day’ and started observing ‘Vigilance Awareness Week

31st October 2016, ICAR-NRCG, Pune

An oath was taken by staff of ICAR-NRCG, Pune today, on the occasion of 141st birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as the Iron Man of India. Director, ICAR-NRCG in his address pointed out the significant contribution of Sardar Patel in establishing India as a sovereign democratic nation by successfully integrating hundreds of princely states with the Indian union with his masterful diplomacy. Director appealed everyone for their active and voluntary participation towards strengthening of nation’s unity and integrity.

The staff also took oath for promoting integrity, transparency and accountability in public life as the start of observance of the Vigilance Awareness Week from 31st October to 5th November 2016.








Hon'ble DG, ICAR visited ICAR-NRC for Grapes, Pune

21st October 2016, Pune

Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) visited ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune on 21 October, 2016. He visited the experimental vineyards and interacted with the Scientists on various researchable issues especially regarding changed physiology and susceptibility to diseases and insect pests under plastic cover. He was also shown the plan for revival of the grape germplasm block on Dogridge rootstock and on this auspicious occasion he was requested to plant the first rootstock followed by the other dignitaries.

The DG was shown the research, extension & other activities as well as the technologies developed by the Institute, and also appraised of the awards and recognition received by the institute and the scientists. He also visited all laboratories of the Institute including the new constructed National Referral Laboratory and the Biotechnology laboratory. Dr. K.D. Kokate (Director Research, MPKV, Rahuri) accompanied the DG.

The DG jointly addressed the Director and staff of all the Pune based ICAR institutes viz., National Research Centre for Grapes, Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Directorate of Floricultural Research and regional stations of IARI and IVRI. In his inspirational speech, he emphasized on realizing the scientific strength of ICAR and utilizing it for further betterment of farmers and enrichment of science. He appealed to all Directors for inspiring and promoting the young scientists in their institutes so as to explore their full potential. He appealed to the scientist to prioritize the activities and work dedicatedly, with clear focus and timelines. He emphasized on maintaining harmony within and amongst ICAR institutes.

DG appreciated the research going on in ICAR-NRCG and congratulated the scientists. He discussed in length on the project on ‘Genetic improvement of Thompson Seedless by incorporating downy mildew resistance’ and the emphasized the importance of generating a large population in order to tap the desired gene combination. He also suggested developing multiple resistant varieties. He instructed to speed up the work on profiling of Medika variety, rename it as ‘Manjri Medika’ and it release within the shortest time.

He appealed all for the dissemination of technologies developed by institute to the farmers and urged for proper documentation of their feedback. He also instructed to Use of user friendly mobile applications for utilization of technologies developed Recording and documentation of distribution of technologies and their adoption by end users Plan strategies for increasing revenue generation.

 The DG released a concept note on “Pest management module for ‘zero’ pesticide residues in table grapes”, unveiled the 4th volume of ‘Angoori’ the hindi wall magazine. He also gave the first eco-friendly basket Nisarg Doot’ (conceptualized by Padma Shree Dr. S. P. Kale, BAARC, Mumbai for treatment of biodegradable kitchen waste at the source) which is being promoted by ICAR-NRCG under ‘Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan’.

Dr Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) planting first rootstock

Distribution of eco-friendly basket ‘Nisarg Doot’ for treatment of biodegradable kitchen waste


Release of Concept Note on ‘Pest management module for ‘zero’ pesticide residues in table grapes’

Hon’ble DG jointly addressing the Directors and staff of all the Pune based ICAR Institutes


Hon’ble DG was shown research, extension & other activities as well as the technologies developed by the Institute



Swachhta Pakhwada Inaugurated at ICAR- NRC for Grapes, Pune

17th October 2016, Pune

Swachhata Pakhawada (16-31 October, 2016) was inaugurated at ICAR-NRC for Grape, Pune on 17/10/2016. The staff of the institute was given the Swachhata Shapath by Director, I/C, Dr. Indu Sawant. She appealed to everybody to join hands for a grand success of the Mission of transforming India in to a Clean Country in the shortest time with the active participation of everybody.  It was told to adopt innovative measures for waste management for clean environment.  The use of ‘Nisarg Doot’, a basket developed by Dr. Kale (BARC, Mumbai) for conversion of domestic kitchen waste into good quality organic manure that can be used for indoor potted plants was told by some of the users who were given the baskets on 7th October 2016 under the Swachhata program. They informed that the consortium of aerobic bacteria could decompose the wastes without producing offensive smell. Based on the actual users experience 16 other staff offered to use the baskets. Further it was appealed to all the staff to popularize the use of these baskets in their neighbourhood.


NRCG staff taking Swachhata shapath

Users telling about their success with ‘Nisarg Doot’ basket for treatment of kitchen bio-degradable waste.




भाकृअनुप-रा.अं.अनु.कें., पुणे में हिन्दी पखवाड़ा का आयोजन

भाकृअनुप-राष्ट्रीय अंगूर अनुसंधान केंद्र, पुणे में दिनांक 1 से 15 सितंबर 2016 तक हिंदी पखवाड़ा का आयोजन किया गया है। 1 सितंबर को डॉ. सं.दी. सावंत, निदेशक ने सभी कर्मचारियों को अपना अधिक से अधिक कार्यालयीन कामकाज हिन्दी में करने की शपथ दिलाई । हिन्दी पखवाड़ा के दौरान श्री. आर. पी. वर्मा, सहायक निदेशक, हिन्दी शिक्षण योजना, पुणे द्वारा हिन्दी कार्यशाला एवं श्री. किशोर देवधर द्वारा साहित्य, संस्कृती और हिन्दी भाषा पर भाषण का आयोजन किया जाएगा। इसके साथ ही कर्मचारियों के लिए अनुवाद लेखन, हिन्दी कार्यशाला पर आधारित प्रतियोगिता, कम्प्यूटर पर हिन्दी टंकण, सामान्य ज्ञान (विषय-अंगूर), टिप्पणी लेखन, निबंध लेखन आदि प्रतियोगिताओं का आयोजन किया जाएगा। (कार्यक्रम)

सप्ताह का समारम्भ 14 सितंबर 2016 पर तय हुआ है, जिसमें मुख्य अतिथि द्वारा प्रतियोगिता के विजेताओं को पुरस्कारों का वितरण किया जाएगा।




Training on Integrated Pest Management in Grapes at ICAR-NRCG, Pune

ICAR-NRC for Grapes, Pune conducted a two-day capacity building and skill development training programme for 25 participants from field staff of M/s E.I. DuPont India Private Limited on ‘Integrated Pest Management in Grapes’ during 05-06 August, 2016. The objective of the training programme was to impart knowledge on the use of appropriate strategies with major emphasis on safer options for effective pest management vis-à-vis minimum pesticide residue in final harvest. Dr. Indu S. Sawant, Dr. Sujoy Saha and Dr. D.S. Yadav were Course Coordinators. The training programme covered the following areas. 

·        Important disease risks in grapes in two pruning one crop system

·        Use of biocontrol agents for management of diseases and pesticide residues in grapes

·        Weather forecasting and disease management in relation to choice of fungicides ascertaining minimum detection of fungicide residues in grapes

·        Mitigation of bacterial and viral diseases of grapes

·        Advances in the application technology of pesticides

·        Management of thrips and jassids in vineyards

·        Management of mealybug and stem borer in vineyards

·        Management of flea beetle, caterpillars and mites in vineyards

·        Optimum use of growth regulators in table grapes for better quality and zero residue risks

·        Pesticide residue monitoring plan for exportable grapes




ICAR-NRCG celebrated International Yoga day on 21st June 2016

ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes (ICAR-NRCG) organized a session on yoga and meditation at the ICAR-NRCG on 21st June 2016. The main objective was to initiate a healthy activity to be inculcated in daily routine and create awareness about different forms of yoga and its benefits. This programme was organised in association with the ‘Art of Living’ and ‘Patanjali’ groups. Almost 80 participants which included the scientists, research associates, senior research fellows, administrative staff and labour staff participated with utmost enthusiasm.

Miss. Zareen Khan welcomed the yoga instructors and volunteers and addressed the participants about the importance of yoga.  

Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director, ICAR-NRCG inaugurated the session with positive words and encouraged the others to take full benefit of the programme.

In the morning hours, the team of ‘Art of Living’ comprised of Shashank Bhutada, Rahul Pharade and Ankita Bhutada introduced the basic techniques of breathing exercise, yoga and meditation in a lively and energetic manner. It included warm up techniques, stretching exercises and relaxation meditation techniques by guided mediation. They received earnest participation from the audience and a very positive response due to their unique style of teaching and co-ordination. They urged the participants to regularly follow these techniques in daily routine to reduce stress and increase productivity.

In the evening hours, Mr. Namdeo Ingale, an instructor from the ‘Patanjali – Yog Samiti’ group demonstrated various asanas and breathing techniques for healthy living. He explained the importance of each asana for its powerful ability to get rid of many health disorders. He also added the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle for an overall healthy productive life.



Brainstorming session on
‘Phytochemicals: possible applications in nutraceutical and bio-medicine fields’
at the ICAR-NRCG on 17th June 2016

ICAR-National Research Centre for Grapes (ICAR-NRCG) and ICAR-Directorate of Floriculture Research (ICAR-DFR) in association with the Society for Advancement of Viticulture and Enology (SAVE) organized a one-day brainstorming session on ‘Phytochemicals: possible applications in nutraceutical and bio-medicine fields" at the ICAR-NRCG on 17th June, 2016. The main objective was to explore the possibility of planning inter-disciplinary research programmes on this emerging research area.

Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director, ICAR-NRCG welcomed the participants.

Dr N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Hort. Science) chaired the session and reflected upon the plant biodiversity and wealth of the phytochemicals with diverse applications in bio-medical fields. He also urged the participating scientists to take active initiatives in developing innovative and collaborative interdisciplinary research programs on phytochemicals in collaboration with relevant organizations from ICMR, CSIR and various universities. The program was attended by the Directors and scientists of ICAR-DOGR, ICAR-NRCP (Solapur), ICAR-DFR and eminent scientists from various other organizations like ICAR-IARI, Calcutta University, etc.

Eminent speakers from various institutions made their presentations on phytochemicals research including exploration of biological potential of phytochemicals from grapes, pomegranate and flowers, development of health benefitting nutraceutical products, in-vitro and in-vivo assays for evaluating phytochemicals for prevention and treatment of human diseases, assessment of bioavailability of phytochemicals, etc. ICAR-NRCG introduced their spray-dried anthocyanin formulation from in-house developed grape hybrid Medika and also presented its composition and preliminary anti-cancerous activity.

Phytochemicals 17 Jun 2016

Dr N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Hort. Science), ICAR giving introductory talk on phytochemicals


Capsules - Medika

Spray-dried anthocyanin from in-house developed grape hybrid Medika formulated in capsules and powder





Brainstorming session on important issues in grapes organized jointly by MPKV, Rahuri and ICAR-NRCG, Pune on June 16, 2016

Brainstorming session on important issues in grapes

Special Swachhta Pakhwada during 16-31st May 2016

ICAR-NRCG undertook special cleanliness drive within and around the Centre. One day waste material from laboratories and vineyards was collected at one place. Subsequent days it was classified into non-degradable (paper, cardboard boxes, glass, plastic, etc.) and bio-degradable material. All staff was informed about importance of classification and waste disposal system. Last day we took the same message in procession with banners to a nearby village ‘Shewalewadi’. Discussions took place with the villagers on awareness of waste disposal. Further programmes have been planned for composting of biodegradable material involving villagers and staff of ICAR-NRCG.

Board at NRCG

Collection of waste material from different laboratories

Collection of waste material from different laboratories

Classification of waste for further disposal

Classification of waste for further disposal

Discussion with village women

Discussion with village women

Discussion with village women

Explaining to children

Procession in nearby village on 31.05.2016

Procession in nearby village on 31.05.2016




One day workshop on “Neutraceutical potential of grapes and its utilization on 20th March 2015

A one day workshop on “Neutraceutical potential of grapes and its utilization was organised at the ICAR-NRC Grapes on 20th March 2015 to streamline the current research endeavours of the institute in exploring the tenturian  varieties of grapes as potential source of nutraceutical products. All the scientists of the institute participated and actively contributed in this one-day workshop. Dr. S.D. Sawant, Director ICAR-NRCG chaired the program, and eminent researchers from other institutions, viz. Dr. S. Walia and Dr. Supradip Saha from the Division of Agricultural Chemicals, IARI, New Delhi, Dr. D.G. Naik, from Chemistry Division, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune and Dr. Pooja Doshi from the Division of Biochemistry, University of Pune deliberated on various approaches and techniques of exploration of the neutraceutical potential of plants and how to develop effective neutraceutical products. It was a highly interactive workshop which enlightened the participants regarding the workflow of purification of natural products, e.g. anthocyanins, flavonoids, etc. from fresh grape berries as well as the by-products of wine industries and their utilization in preparing neutraceutical products. Dr Ahammed Shabeer T.P. and Dr. A.K. Sharma, Scientists from ICAR-NRCG, who are running an institute project on phenolic profiling of grapes and winery waste utilization, updated the participants about the research accomplishments made so far, and it received high appreciation.   

In the concluding remark Dr. S.D. Sawant urged the scientists of ICAR-NRCG to take active initiatives in developing innovative and collaborative interdisciplinary research in their respective subject of specialization to facilitate utilization of grapes in developing neutraceutical products and functional foods. The workshop was conceived and coordinated by Dr Kaushik Banerjee, ICAR National Fellow and Principal Scientist of the institute.

Workshop Neutraceutical potential of grapes and its utilization ph1

Workshop Neutraceutical potential of grapes and its utilization ph2





Grape Field Day organized at Dhondgavan, district Nasik on 8th February 2015

The Centre organized a ‘Grape Field Day’ at Dhondgavan, district Nasik on 8th February 2015 to highlight the potential of hybrid ‘Medika’ as a potential juice variety with pharmaceutical properties due its high content of resveratrol and polyphenols. It is a teinturian variety with attractive deep red coloured juice with 21-220 Brix sugar and highly rated organoleptic properties. The commercial viability of Ready-To-Serve drink made from ‘Medika’ was shown to the growers. The RTS was served to all the participants for tasting. This variety was developed the Centre by crossing Pusa Navrang with Flame Seedless.

The other promising hybrids and selections developed by the Centre viz. Manjri Naveen, Kishmish Rozavis White, and A 18/3 were also showcased at their physiological maturity in the varietal demonstration block, Introduced grape varieties like Autumn Royal and Fantasy Seedless were also showcased. Six hundred and sixty two grape growers from Maharashtra participated in the Field Day.

Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Hort. Sci.) and Dr. T. Janakiram, ADG (Hort. Sci.), ICAR, New Delhi; and Dr. B.M.C. Reddy, Dr. B.L. Jalali, Dr. G.S. Prakash, Dr. R. Palaniyappan, Dr. E.R. Suresh and Dr. K. Srinivasan, who are the Chairman and members of RAC of the Centre also participated and interacted with the growers. Mr. K. Mote, JD, Agriculture, Nasik; Mr. S.K. Nagare, PD, ATMA, Nasik; Mr. Jagdish Holkar, President, IGPB, Pune; Mr. Ashok Gaikwad, President and MR. Subhash Arve, Vice-President, MRDBS attended the field day.

In the afternoon, a technical session presided by Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, was arranged. Dr. S.D. Sawant welcomed the dignitaries and grower participants. ICAR-NRCG scientists presented technical information about the varieties and procedure and economics of juice making. The above dignitaries on the dais addressed the gathering. Technical bulletin ‘Establishment of new vineyards’ was released by the hands of Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Hort. Sci.) at the function. Ms. Amla, Scientist ICAR-NRCG compared the programme.

Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (HS) Dr. B.M.C Reddy, Chairman RAC, ICAR-NRCG, Pune visited the vineyard of Medika

Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (HS) Dr. B.M.C Reddy, Chairman RAC, ICAR-NRCG, Pune visited the vineyard of Medika


The release of Technical bulletin ‘Establishment of new vineyards’ by the hands of Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (HS)

The release of Technical bulletin ‘Establishment of new vineyards’ by the hands of Dr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (HS)