Scheme Details


    The State Horticulture Mission was launched on 3rd November, 2005, under National Horticulture Mission is now subsumed under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) during XII plan period (with revised cost norms and pattern of assistance to be effective from April 1st, 2014).


Main Objective:

    To provide holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies which include research, technology promotion, extension, post harvest management, processing and marketing, in consonance with comparative advantage of each region and its diverse agro-climatic feature.


Major Programmes 2017-18:-


1)                 Plantation Infrastructure Development :  


        i. Establishment of Hi tech nurseries:

     Hi- tech nurseries will have an area between 1 ha to 4 ha with a capacity to produce 50,000 plants per ha of mandated perennial fruit crops per year. The plants produced will be duly certified for their quality. 100% to public sector, Maximum Rs.100.00 Lakhs per unit of 4 h and in case of private sector, credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 40% of cost, subject to a maximum of Rs. 40.00 lakh/unit, for max.4 Ha as project based activity on pro rata basis.


     ii.    Establishment of Small nurseries:

     Small nurseries with an area of up to 1.00 Ha will be provided 50% assistance up to a maximum of Rs.7.50 lakhs per unit.


    iii.    Establishment of Seed Infrastructure Units:


            MIDH envisages a network of nurseries, seed processing units to ensure production and distribution of good quality planting material and seeds. 100% assistance of cost is provided to public sector for establishment of seed infrastructure unit and in case of private sector, credit linked back ended subsidy is provided @ 50% assistance on cost of project limited to Rs.100 lakhs per unit.


     iv.   Strengthening of existing TC units:

            Assistance would be provided @ 100% of cost to public sector, maximum Rs.20.00 Lakhs per unit and in case of private sector, credit linked back ended subsidy @ 50% of cost, maximum of Rs.10.00 Lakhs per unit.


2)         Establishment of New Gardens:

            The Mission envisages coverage of area under improved varieties of horticultural crops.  Under this programme 40% subsidy is given to the farmers for establishing new gardens. Assistance is extended towards plant material, inputs, tools, irrigation and intercropping over a period of 3 years (60:20:20) for perennials fruit crops. 40% assistance is also provided for area expansion of vegetable crops under crop colonies.


3)         Creation of Water Resources – Farm Ponds:

         In order to address the challenges of depleting water sources and to ensure life saving irrigation to horticulture crops, assistance will be provided for creating water resources. 50% assistance is provided on prorate basis for Water Harvesting System of various sizes.


4)         Protected Cultivation:

          Protected cultivation technologies and practices enhance the productivity and economics of crop production in Horticulture crops. 50% assistance is provided towards construction of naturally ventilated poly houses, net houses, and plant material of high value vegetables and flowers.


5)       Special interventions:

Innovative interventions which are not covered under any GoI schemes are included under this component. Solar cold rooms (5 MTs each) with 50% assistance; enhancement of value chain of turmeric which includes bed raisers, boiling units, polishing machines used for primary processing of turmeric, tarpaulin sheets, and transplanters with 50% assistance.


6)         Integrated Post Harvest Management:

       It is being emphasized in an endeavor to bringing in quality consciousness to farmers to adhere to global standards in food safety and hygiene. Hence, assistance is provided to encourage Integrated Pack Houses, pack houses, Single Temperature Cold storages, Reefer vans and Ripening Chambers for the benefit of the farming community.




Cost norm

Pattern of assistance


Integrated pack house

Rs. 50 Lakh per unit with size of 9Mx18M

Credit linked back ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of for individual entrepreneurs.


Pre Fabricated Pack houses

Rs.4 Lakhs/unit with size of 9Mx6M

50% of the capital cost


Reefer vans

Rs.26 lakh for 9 MT and prorate basis for lesser capacity, but not below 4 MT

Credit linked back ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project per beneficiary.


Ripening chambers

Rs.1.00 lakh/MT

Credit linked back ended subsidy @ 35% of the capital cost of project for a maximum of 300 MT per beneficiary.


Cold storage unit – Type-I with single temperature

Rs.8000/MT (max 5000 MT capacity)

Credit linked back ended subsidy @ 35% of the cost of project per beneficiary.


7)       Establishment of Marketing Infrastructure:

           Assistance will be provided as credit linked back ended subsidy with 40% assistance for setting up rural markets/apni mandis to encourage investments from private and cooperative sectors in the development of marketing infrastructure for horticulture commodities.

 8)       Human Resource Development:

           Skill development trainings will be conducted to rural youth in the areas of farm pond lining technician, Micro irrigation technician and Gardeners’ training. Exposure visits and need based trainings will be organized in the areas of Protected Cultivation, PHM, agronomic practices of Horticulture and market orientation to farmers and also to the technical staff. Assistance will be provided towards Capacity building & strengthening of turmeric and vegetable FPOs.

 9)       Awareness Programmes:

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

*For more details go through Implementation Guidelines