initiatives in Horticulture Development


Important initiatives in

Horticulture Development

(i)          National Horticulture Mission (2005-06)
To provide holistic growth to the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategy, supply of quality planting material, production and productivity improvement, technology promotion, extension, post harvest management and marketing.
During 2005-06 to 2010-11, under NHM, 2308 new nurseries were setup and vegetable seed was produced in 20,266 he area.
(i)          Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (2001-02)

  • This Mission was launched to achieve overall development of horticulture in 8 States to harness the potential that exists in the North-East region. The Scheme was further extended to three other hilly States namely 3 & Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand during 2003 – 04.

iii) National Bamboo Mission (2006 07)
A Centrally Sponsored Scheme to promote the growth of bamboo sector. The programmes address four major areas of bamboo development namely (i) Research and Development, (ii) Plantation Development, (iii) Handicrafts Development and (iv) Marketing.
iii)    Central Institute for Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland
Recognizing the importance of institution support for the development of horticulture in N.E. region, the establishment of a Central Institute of Horticulture has been approved for implementation in 2005-06.
New Initiatives : New interventions have been included in the scheme such as High Density Plantations (HDP)/Canopy Management, Horticulture Mechanization and Certification of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
of Oilseeds Pulses, Oil Palm and Maize (ISOPOM) and (b) “Reclamation of Acidic Soil” along with the existing component of “Reclamation of Alkali Soil”.


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