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horticulture

introduction

In our country, majority of the population depend on Agriculture and Horticulture for their livelihood. The Department is taking proactive initiatives for increasing the Agriculture and Horticulture production to meet the demand of increasing population. Government is implementing various schemes to help the farmers to adopt new technologies for increasing the productivity of Horticulture crops.

Department of Horticulture is taking intensive efforts to increase the Horticulture production by promoting advanced technologies like Hybrid Vegetable Seeds intensification, Precision Farming besides timely supply of quality inputs and also protect the farmers from natural calamities through National Agricultural Insurance Scheme.

The Department also provides subsidies to farmers under various schemes towards distribution of quality Hybrid Seeds, Grafts, Layers, Plant protection chemicals etc.

Organisation set up
  1. District Level

    Deputy Director of Horticulture is incharge of all the activities at District level. One Asst. Director of Horticulture (Planting Material) is positioned in the District for State Horticulture Farm control aspects.

  2. Block Level

    At the block level one Asst. Director of Horticulture is incharge of all Horticulture Development activities and he is the Controlling Officer for all the Horticulture Staff at block level. He is assisted by Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Officer, Asst. Horticulture Officers in extension activities and scheme implementation activities.


schemes

State Government Schemes
    Integrated Horticulture Development Scheme
    Description
    In order to encourage the vegetable and Fruit crops growers.
    Subsidy Pattern
    All Variety and Hybrid Vegetable and Fruit Seedlings - 50% cost subsidy.
    Eligibility
    All farmers Maximum 0.50 Ha. for Vegetable crops and 1.00 Ha. Fruit Crops
    Contacts
    Village Level
    Asst. Horticulture Officer.
    Block Level
    Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
Centrally Sponsored Schemes
  1. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana[PMKSY]
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    The major objective of PMKSY is to achieve convergence of investments in irrigation at the field level, expand cultivable area under assured irrigation, improve on-farm water use efficiency to reduce wastage of water, enhance the adoption of precision-irrigation and other water saving technologies (More crop per drop), enhance recharge of aquifers and introduce sustainable water conservation practices by exploring the feasibility of reusing treated municipal waste water for peri-urban agriculture and attract greater private investment in precision irrigation system.

    PMKSY has been conceived amalgamating ongoing schemes viz. Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR,RD&GR), Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) of Department of Land Resources (DoLR) and the On Farm Water Management (OFWM) of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC). The scheme will be implemented by Ministries of Agriculture, Water Resources and Rural Development. Ministry of Rural Development is to mainly undertake rain water conservation, construction of farm pond, water harvesting structures, small check dams and contour bunding etc. MoWR, RD &GR, is to undertake various measures for creation of assured irrigation source, construction of diversion canals, field channels, water diversion/lift irrigation, including development of water distribution systems. Ministry of Agriculture will promote efficient water conveyance and precision water application devices like drips, sprinklers, pivots, rain-guns in the farm '(Jal Sinchan)', construction of micro-irrigation structures to supplement source creation activities, extension activities for promotion of scientific moisture conservation and agronomic measures

    Programme architecture of PMKSY will be to adopt a 'decentralized State level planning and projectised execution' structure that will allow States to draw up their own irrigation development plans based on District Irrigation Plan (DIP) and State Irrigation Plan (SIP). It will be operative as convergence platform for all water sector activities including drinking water & sanitation, MGNREGA, application of science & technology etc. through comprehensive plan. State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) chaired by the Chief Secretary of the State will be vested with the authority to oversee its implementation and sanction projects.

  2. National Bamboo Mission 2008-09 Continue
    Description
    To introduce and increase the area of Bamboo plantation in farmers holdings.
    Subsidy Pattern
    Bamboo Plantation in farmers holdings
    Target
    85.00 Ha.
    Finance
    8.60000
    Micro Irrigation for Bamboo Plantation
    Target
    10.00 Ha.
    Finance
    2.00000
    Eligibility
    1. Maximum Eligible 4.00 Ha. per farmer and to all farmers category.
    2. First year cultivation subsidy Rs. 4,000/- per Ha.
    3. Second Year maintenance subsidy Rs. 4,000/- per Ha.
    4. All farmers Eligible Maximum 4.00 Ha. per family.
    contacts
    Village Level
    Asst. Horticulture Officer.
    Block Level
    Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
  3. National Mission on Medicinal Plants Board
    1. Coleus Forshlli
      Description
      Target
      20.00 Ha
      Finance
      1.72000
      Back End Subsidy
      50% per Ha.
      Eligibility
      All farmers /Maximum 4.00 Ha.
      contacts
      Village Level
      Asst. Horticulture Officer.
      Block Level
      Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
    2. Gloriosa Superba
      Description
      Target
      20.00 Ha
      Finance
      1.72000
      Back End Subsidy
      50% per Ha.
      Eligibility
      All farmers / Maximum 4.00 Ha.
      Contacts
      Village Level
      Asst. Horticulture Officer.
      Block Level
      Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
    3. Solanum Nigrium
      Description
      Target
      35.00 Ha
      Finance
      1.75000
      Back End Subsidy
      50% per Ha.
      Eligibility
      All farmers /Maximum 4.00 Ha.
      Contacts
      Village Level
      Asst. Horticulture Officer.
      Block Level
      Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture
    4. Azadirectate Indica
      Description
      Target
      10.00 Ha
      Finance
      0.75000 Grand Total : Ha. : 90.00, 21.40750
      Back End Subsidy
      50% per Ha.
      Eligibility
      All farmers /Maximum 4.00 Ha.
      Contacts
      Village Level
      Asst. Horticulture Officer.
      Block Level
      Horticulture Officer / Deputy Horticulture Office / Asst. Director of Horticulture