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Friday 29 July 2016Press Information Bureau

Mission for Co-Ordinated Growth of Horticulture

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) is being implemented w.e.f.2014-15 for the integrated and holistic development of horticulture sector in the country covering fruits, vegetables, root and tuber crops, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew, cocoa and bamboo through various interventions.

Mission has six component schemes/missions - National Horticulture Mission (NHM), Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH), National Agro-forestry Bamboo Mission (NABM), National Horticulture Board (NHB), Coconut Development Board (CDB) and Central Institute for Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland. All States including Himalayan states and Union Territories (UTs) are covered under MIDH.

Under MIDH, financial assistance is provided for following major interventions/activities:

  • Setting up of nurseries, tissue culture units for production of quality seed and planting material.
  • Area expansion i.e. Establishment of new orchards and gardens for fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
  • Rejuvenation of unproductive, old, and senile orchards.
  • Protected cultivation, i.e. poly-house, green-house, etc, to improve the productivity and grow off season high value vegetables and flowers.
  • Organic farming and certification.
  • Creation of water resources structures and watershed management.
  • Bee-keeping for pollination.
  • Horticulture Mechanization.
  • Creation of Post Harvest Management and Marketing infrastructure.

On this issue consistent view of the department is that while finalizing/identifying districts for inclusion under NHM, a cluster approach for developing potential horticultural crops for ensuring backward and forwarded linkages was adopted. The selection of the district was decided on the comparative advantage of crops based on agro climatic conditions, potential for developing marketing opportunities were taken into consideration. No new districts are being added as this may result in thinning out of already limited resources.

However, there is a provision under NHM scheme for setting up of infrastructure units relating to post harvest management, marketing and other project based activities in non NHM districts, provided there is a clear linkage of the units with the horticulture produce. Apart from this, activities for development of horticulture in non-NHM districts can be carried out under other Government schemes like Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) etc.

State-wise details of the total number of districts included under this mission are given below.

Statement showing State wise Districts covered under MIDH

Name of States/UTs

No. of Districts*

Andaman & Nicobar

Two (2)

Andhra Pradesh

Eleven (11)


Twenty Three (23)


Nineteen (19)

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

One (1)


One (1)


Two (2)


Fifteen (15)


Eighteen (18)


Seventeen (17)


Thirty (30)


Fourteen (14)


One (1)


Thirty Three (33)

Madhya Pradesh

Thirty Nine (39)


Twenty Four (24)


Eighteen (18)


Four (4)


Twenty Four (24)

Tamil Nadu

Twenty (20)


Nine (9)

Uttar Pradesh

Forty Five (45)

West Bengal

Fourteen (14)



Subsequent to identification of districts for NHM implementation, some of the NHM districts were bifurcated/merged.

Note: Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH): All the districts of North-Eastern and three Himalayan States namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir are covered under HMNEH scheme.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala in the Rajya Sabha on July 29, 2016.

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