About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Sandip VishramGhole (37) is an agripreneur who has used modern methods and machinery to develop a purple blotch-tolerant, light red colored onion variety with enhanced shelf life. The purple blotch in a plant is caused by the fungus Alternaria porri, andoccurs in areas where the relative humidity is around 80-90%. The climatic conditionsduring the kharif season in the state of Maharashtra are conducive to the disease. Sandip pyaztook ten years to evolve from the Fursungi variety of onions grown in Nashik.Sandipselected the healthy, non-splitting plants with bigger inflorescence and resistance to the disease. He employed a selection method all year round for refining the variety, and eventually in 2016, he was able to stabilize all the desired features.


The Sandip pyaj variety is highly rewarding with an average yield ranging from 42 to 45 tons per hectare.It enjoys unique characteristics like early maturation, a sizable diameter of leaves, absence of cranking in foliage, ovate, non-splitting, uniform-sized big bulbs and light red-colored dry skin. This was validated at Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Maharashtra, which found it to besuperior based on traits like average bulb weight, degree of splitting, shelf-life, skin retention, rings per bulb, and size of the ring. Additionally, bulb productivity was also found to be higher and the incidence of purple blotch lower in contrast to the check varieties.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Sandip Vishram Ghole
Address: Patas, Pune, Maharashtra
City: Pune
State: Maharashtra
PIN Code 412219

Practice Details

Link: Eco –friendly, Manual Operation, Easy Handling ,Safety Harness for Climbers’ Safety, Women can operate easily, Low Weight ,Easy Transportation Climbing ,Height - no limits, Addresses labor shortage, Long Life / Zero Maintenance
Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support, d) Licensing, e) Franchising
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Problem Scale: 1) India
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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/146

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