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Training Program on Production and Value Addition of Turmeric

ICAR-IISR conducted a three-day training program on Production and Value Addition of Turmeric for farmers and officials from Wardha District, Maharashtra during 26-28 February. The farmers were the cultivators of GI tagged Waigaon Turmeric. The participants were beneficiaries and officials from ATMA and SMART Project (Agri-business for rural transformation project funded by World bank) Maharashtra. The training program was inaugurated by Dr. V Srinivasan, Head, Division of Crop Production & PHT. Sessions related to good agricultural practices in turmeric, pest and disease management and processing and value-addition in turmeric were carried out for the participants. They also visited the farm and production facilities at ICAR-IISR headquarters and Experimental Farm, Peruvannamuzhi. Further the team visited Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Kozhikode.  The valedictory function was chaired by Dr. Rajeev P, Principal Scientist. Certificates were also distributed in the function. The training program was coordinated by Dr Lijo Thomas, Dr. Sajesh V K and Dr. S Aarthi