DEVELOPMENT OF COMMERCIAL HORTICULTURE THROUGH PRODUCTION AND POST-HARVEST MANAGEMENT

Objectives

  • To develop high quality horticultural farms in identified belts and make such areas vibrant with horticultural activity which in turn will act as hubs for developing commercial horticulture by adopting high-tech horticulture techniques
  • To develop post-harvest management infrastructure
  • To improve linkages between horticulture producers and marketers
  • To create integrated network for marketing of horticulture produce
  • To increase producer’s share in consumer price

 Components covered

  • Commercial Horticulture Development in Open field conditions
  • Commercial Horticulture Development in Protected Cover
  • Integrated Post Harvest Management

Commercial Horticulture Development in Open field conditions 

Components

National Horticulture Board will take up integrated commercial horticulture development projects in open field conditions on project mode , including components viz given below.

  • planting material
  • plantation
  • irrigation
  • Fertilization
  • mechanization
  • precision farming

Projects covering area

  • General area : 2.00 ha. (5 Acres)
  • NE Region : 1 Acres

Pattern of assistance:

Components Rate of subsidy % Maximum Amount(Rs in. lakh)    Maximum Project cost
General area 40% 30.00 75.00
NER, Hilly & Scheduled area 50% 37.50 125.00

Eligible crops

·         Lemons ·         Pineapple ·         Kiwi ·         Coconut
·         Grapes ·         Guava ·         Ber ·         Olive
·         Orange ·         Mango ·         Pomegranate ·         Tamarind
·         Mango ·         Papaya ·         Sapota ·         Cherry
·         Banana ·         Almond ·         Strawberry ·         Jack Fruit

Commercial Horticulture Development in Protected Cover

 Components

The National Horticulture Board will also take up commercial horticulture development projects under protected cover on project mode including components viz planting material, plantation, irrigation, fertigation, mechanization, etc for projects having area over 2500 sq meter. In case of NE Region, projects having area over 1000 sq meter are eligible. Activities like Construction of

    • Green Houses
    • Shade Net House
    • Plastic Mulching
    • Plastic Tunnel
    • Anti bird/Hail nets

Eligible crops

  • Carnation
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Gerbera
  • Orchid
  • Rose
  • Capsicum
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato

Pattern of assistance:

Components Maximum project cost Rate of subsidy% Maximum amount in lakh
All areas Rs 112.00 lakh per project covering area above 2500 Sq.mt. 50% 56.00

Integrated Post Harvest Management

Components:

The Board will take up Integrated Post Harvest Management projects relating to

  • Pack House
  • Ripening Chamber
  • Refer Van
  • Retail Outlets
  • Pre- cooling unit
  • Primary processing

Eligible Crops:

In case of primary processing, projects related to Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Aromatic plants and Cashew are only eligible for subsidy.

Pattern of assistance:

Components Rate of subsidy % Maximum Amount(Rs in. lakh)    Maximum Project cost
General area 35% 50.75 145.00
NER, Hilly & Scheduled area 50% 72.50 145.00

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