Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

National Horticulture Mission (NHM)

National Horticulture Mission was launched in 2005-06 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme to promote holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies. This scheme is launched to enhance horticulture production, improve nutritional security and income support to farm households. National Horticulture Mission key objective is to develop horticulture to the maximum potential available in the state and to increase production of all horticultural products (fruits, vegetables, flowers, coco, cashew nut, plantation crops, spices, medicinal aromatic plants) in the state. under this scheme, government has aims to provide holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies, to enhance horticulture production or improve nutritional security and income support to farm households, to establish convergence and synergy among multiple on-going and planned programmes for horticulture development, to promote and  develop technologies for horticulture, to create opportunities for employment generation for skilled and unskilled persons especially unemployed youth etc. NHM is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme in which Government of India contributes 85% and 15% is by the State Governments. All states covered under National Horticulture Mission excluding few states. National Horticulture Mission is a flagship scheme and it covers almost all sections of horticulture development from Nursery level to Marketing level

Benefits of National Horticulture Mission:

  • Benefits of centrally sponsored scheme gives funds to states in the form of grants
  • Farmers and individuals directly engaged in agriculture can get benefits of this scheme by approaching the relevant state government office
  • Benefit of get amount to people in the form of either a loan, subsidy or agricultural material
  • All farmers get benefits under National Horticulture Mission
  • Benefits of various component covered under National Horticulture Mission

Eligibility for National Horticulture Mission:

  1. All the states and Union territories in India are eligible for financial assistance under National Horticulture Mission
  2. All farmers in the states are eligible for National Horticulture Mission

Objectives of NHM:

  1. To provide holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies
  2. To enhance horticulture production, improve nutritional security and income support to farm households
  3. To establish convergence and synergy among multiple on-going and planned programmes for horticulture development
  4. To promote, develop and disseminate technologies, through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and modern scientific knowledge
  5. To create opportunities for employment generation for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youth

How to Apply:

  1. National Horticulture Mission implemented by state department of agriculture for farmers
  2. Applicant should contact the Horticulture Officer of concerned district
  3. Beneficiaries can also contact district level or Taluka level agriculture officer to get benefits comes under National Horticulture Mission

References & Details:

  1. For more details about National Horticulture Mission visit: http://www.nhm.nic.in/
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