Components of SHM

1)            Plantation Infrastructure and Development: -

 a. Small Nurseries:

              Production and distribution of good quality seeds and planting material will receive top priority.  To meet the requirement of planting material (for bringing additional area under improved varieties of horticultural crops and for rejuvenation programme for old/senile plantations), assistance will be provided for setting up small nurseries under the Public as well as Private sector.

            100% assistance (Maximum Rs.15.00 Lakhs per unit of ha) to public sector and 50% assistance in case of private sector, credit linked back-ended subsidy of cost, subject to a maximum of Rs.7.50 Lakhs/ unit of 1 ha, as project based activity.                

            Each nursery will produce a minimum of 25,000 numbers of mandated perennial vegetatively propagated fruit plants / plantation crops, aromatic plants, certified for its quality.

 b. Upgrading nursery infrastructure to meet accreditation norms:

            100% assistance to public sector up to Rs.10.00 lakh per nursery of 4 ha on prorata basis and 50% of cost to private sector subject to a maximum of Rs.5.00 lakh/nursery for upgrading the nursery infrastructure. 

 c. Tissue Culture Units:

            Assistance will be provided for establishing new Tissue Culture (TC) units. Such units will produce 25 lakh plants of the mandated crop for which protocols are available for commercial use. In the event of production of lesser number of plants, cost of lab will be reduced on a pro rata basis ( subject to its viability). New TC unit projects for public sector will be sanctioned to only those agencies, which have requisite technical manpower

            100% assistance (Maximum Rs.250.00 Lakhs per unit) to public sector and 40% assistance (maximum of Rs.100.00 Lakhs/ unit ) in case of private sector.  

 2)  Establishment of New Gardens:

             The Mission envisages coverage of area under improved varieties of horticultural crops.  Cost of raising new plantations will, however, vary from crop to crop which will be taken into consideration while providing assistance to the beneficiary.  

            Under this programme 40% subsidy is given to the farmers for establishing new gardens. In case of perennials maximum subsidy is up to Rs.40,960/- per ha and in case of non- perennials maximum subsidy is up to Rs.54,099/- per ha.  The programme is integrated with Micro irrigation from 2014-15 onwards.  Assistance is extended towards plant material, inputs, tools, irrigation and intercropping over a period of 3 years (60:20:20) for perennials and 2 years (75:25) for annuals. 

            Perennial crops like Mango, Sweet Orange, Acid lime, Guava, Pomegranate, non-perennials like Banana & Papaya, hybrid vegetables and flower crops are covered under this programme.   

3) Rejuvenation & Canopy Management:

                        As a part of productivity enhancement strategy, Rejuvenation of senile orchards will be addressed to the plantations which have low production. To enhance the production of such orchards Rejuvenation / Canopy Management is proposed for mango, and citrus. There are large no. of plantations under mango and citrus  which may be unproductive variety or over grown plantations which needs to be reshape the architecture which will be addressed by the Canopy Management Programme.

             50% Assistance upto maximum of Rs.20,000/- per Ha. for rejuvenating the old and senile orchards of the farmers to improve the quality and productivity of the plantation.  Important crops covered under this programme are mango and sweet orange.

            50% Assistance upto maximum of Rs.6,000/- per Ha for Canopy Management in Mango, Citrus & Guava.

 4) Integrated Pest Management (IPM)  / Integrated Nutrient Management (INM): 

 a. Integrated Nutrient Management (INM): 

             As the soil health is degrading day by day due to more and more dependence on chemical fertilizers for high crop production the need for improvement of soil health nutrients is being felt. Fertilizer experiments have clearly established the use of chemical fertilizers alone cannot sustain the soil health and productivity over a long period of time. A No. of organic sources are available in the market as well as at villages which can solve the most of the nutrient imbalance, soil physical condition  by improvement/enhancement of microbial activity in the soil.

            The essence of INM is the combination of inorganic, organic and bio-fertilizers in order to sustain the productivity of the crops and maintain the soil health in long run.

 b. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

            Integrated Pest Management intended to integrate the all available pest control techniques and appropriate measures and to discourage the development of pest population and keep pesticides and other interventions to level that are economically justify and reduce or minimize risks to human health and environment.

             50% assistance is given to the farmers @Rs.1,200/- per Ha for dealing with problems like pests and deficiency of micro nutrients through IPM / INM programme.

             Assistance is also extended for establishment of Disease forecasting units, bio-control labs and Plant health clinics. 

5)  Protected Cultivation:

            Protected cultivation technologies and practices seek to control either one or more parameters like light, temperature, air composition, nature of roof medium and biotic factors in the process of production and thus enhance the productivity and economics of crop production in Horticulture crops.

 Component wise Assistance:


Components/ crops



(In Rs.)


 Green Houses(Tubular) Upto 500 Sq.M

Sq mts


 >500 Sq.Mts upto 1008 Sq.Mts


 >1008 Sq.Mts Upto 2080 Sq.Mts


 >2080 Sq.Mts Upto 4000 Sq.Mts



 Cost of Plant material  & inputs for High value vegetable crops grown in Poly houses

Sq mts



 Cost of Plant material  & inputs for High value flowers crops grown in Poly houses




 Orchids & Anthuriums

Sq mts



 Carnation & Gerbera



 Rose & lillium







 Shadenet house  / Insect net house

 Sq mts


 6. Organic Farming: Organic Farming in Horticulture will be promoted to avoid environmental pollution and thereby reduces the health hazards to the human beings and also helps to reap premium price for the produce like fruits, vegetables and other crops.

 a. Adoption of organic farming :- 50 % assistance i.e Rs. 10,000/- per ha over period of 3 years is given to the farmers in cluster basis who are willing to adopt themselves to organic farming with a view to provide premium price to the organic produce to the farmer.  100% assistance is given for certification which will enable the growers to market their product at premium prices.

 b. Vermicompost units:- 50% assistance up to maximum of Rs.50,000/- per each unit of 30’ x 8’ x 2.5’ dimension of permanent structure to the farmers for establishment of vermicompost units. 

 c. Vermi beds: 50% of the cost conforming to the size of 96 cft (12’x4’x2’) and IS 15907:2010 on prorata basis up to a maximum of Rs.8000/- per unit.

 7. Creation of Water Resources:

         Effective utilization of rain water without wasting drop of water has become the challenge of the day to make it reality of the saying crop for drop. In order to address the challenges of depleting water sources, efficient interventions like Micro Irrigation, creation of Farm Ponds are the better options only left to the farmers.

          Farm Ponds are immense need of the Horticulture farmers residing and cultivating In the low rain fall receiving areas. Serving the purpose of the providing life saving irrigation for the Horticulture Crops during the dry spells.

          Under this component  assistance will be provided for creating water resources through construction of community tanks by farmers. 50% assistance on Water Harvesting System of 20m x 20m x 3m upto a maximum of Rs.75000/- per unit.

 9. Farm Mechanization:

 Mechanization in Horticulture operations would help in ease of operations and helps in achieving higher efficiency. Assistance is provided on Tractors, Power tillers & Self propelled horticulture machinery.

 10.  Post Harvest Management:

            Increasing the consistency, hygiene and integrity of the produce it is being emphasized in an endeavor to bringing in quality consciousness to farmers to adhere to global standards in food safety and hygiene.

             Post harvest losses in Horticulture crops estimated to be 30-40% of the total production. Fragmented cold chains in the state are contributing to inconvenience in handling, high marketing costs, quality degradation and high wastages of fruits and vegetables. Designing grass root level interventions at post harvest stage will help to plug wastages of the produce and to bridge the gap between the producer and consumers expectations.

Details of Component wise assistance are as hereunder

Sl. No.


% of Subsidy

Maximum ceiling


Cold Storages -- Type I - Basic Mezzanine structrue with larg chamber(>250 MT) type with single temperature zone (upto 5000 MT)


Rs.2800 per MT


Ripening Chambers


Rs. 35,000/- per MT


Pack Houses


Rs.2.00 Lakhs per unit


Turmeric Boiling Units


Rs.1.50 Lakhs per Unit


Reefer Vans


Rs. 9.10 lakhs per Unit


Low Cost Onion Storage Structures (25 MT)


Rs.3500 per MT

 11. Human Resource Development:

            Expertise in Horticultural sector could be made available to growers including the small and marginal farmers in the state to give them an opportunity benefit from the quality extension services. The measures to enhance the competencies of stakeholders in production processing and marketing will help in taking up horticulture to new levels of excellence.

            Intensive trainings are given to the horticulture farmers at the field level, at the Regional Horticulture Training Institutes located in Nizamabad, Warangal & Mahabubnagar and also State level HTI at Hyderabad.             

            To cover even the farthest of the areas and to reach out all the farmers, training methodology will be decentralized. Exposure visits and need based trainings will be organized in the areas of Protected Cultivation, PHM, agronomic practices of Horticulture and market orientation. Training and exposure visits are planned for District and State level officers for ensuring productive engagement of people involved in Horticulture.

 12. Awareness Programmes:

                       100% assistance on conducting Seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, Kisan Melas, horticulture shows etc., and dissemination of information through publicity, printed literature etc.,

 13 .Establishment of Centre of Excellence for Flowers and  Vegetables crops  at Rangareddy

              Centre of Excellence which will serve as demonstration and training centre, as well as source of planting material and vegetable seedlings under protected cultivation. It would be the 1st of its kind in the Telangana state and is aimed to produce and arrange timely supply of quality planting material to horticulture farmers. 


            The centre includes hi-tech vegetable nurseries, vegetable cultivation in green houses and net houses and with micro irrigation and mulching. It helps to permit accurate crop scheduling and promote multiple crops per season per unit area. An amount of Rs. 10.00 crores is provided by the Govt. of India as 100 % assistance.


            It is proposed to establish Centre of excellence of Horticulture crops in Jeedimetla, Rangareddy district with international standards with an outlay of Rs.6.00 Crores in the initial year. The Centre will be established in an area of 12 acr.35 guntas allotted to the department of Horticulture vide G.O. No. 315, F&A (Agri-II) dept. Dt:24.06.1986 for establishment of regional complex for intensification of vegetable production for internal consumption and export .

Contact us

State Horticulture Mission
Department of Horticulture
Public Garden, Nampally
Hyderabad, Telanagana
Pin: 500 004
Telefax: 040-23232253