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Udaipur 30 September 2023 A six-day training on “Technology of Plant Propagation in Vegetables” was started for graduate students under the Institutional Development Program in the Research Directorate of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur. On this occasion, Dr. Mahesh Kothari, project co-incharge and director of planning and supervision, as the chief guest, said that students can also establish vegetable propagation as an enterprise by providing good quality planting material to the farmers. They can earn good profits as well as provide employment to him and other young students. Excellent work is being done on the propagation of vegetables at the Hi-Tech Horticulture Unit of Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, the benefit of which should be available to the farmers and students, in such a situation this training will prove to be very beneficial for everyone. Special guest of the program Dr. S. S. Sharma, Dean, Rajasthan Agricultural College, Udaipur, in his address said that in the present times there is a need for innovations in agriculture. In such a situation, propagation in vegetables is emerging as an innovation. Many times, farmers are not able to get quality planting material, hence the selection of low quality seeds and seedlings leads to decline in production and income. Therefore, by having knowledge of the technology of propagation of vegetables, they will be able to prepare planting material themselves. Special guest of the program, Dr. Arvind Verma, Director of Research, in his address said that this type of training instills new consciousness in the students and apart from the curriculum, training on subjects of interest other than the curriculum develops the spirit of entrepreneurship in the students. . He said that at present the purchasing power of the society has increased significantly due to which the demand for foreign and high quality vegetables is also huge, hence it is very important to have quality plant material available. Training in-charge Dr. Kapil Dev Ameta, Associate Professor, gave information about the activities organized in the training. He said that in the training, complete information about propagation of local and foreign vegetables will be given to the trainees in a practical manner. 30 students participated in the training yesterday. In the end, Dr. Brij Gopal Chhipa, in-charge of training, thanked everyone.

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