Department of Horticultre

E-Mail: dho_hdr@yahoo[dot]com

ABOUT DEPARTMENT:Increasing the production of high quality grafted plants of Mango, Guava, Aonla, Ber etc. in nurseries and supply to the farmers. To implement the different programme envisaged under state plan, CSS, National Horticulture Mission, National Mission on Micro Irrigation Scheme, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, National Bamboo Mission, National Mission for Medicinal Plants, National Horticulture Board, Spices Development Board and other agencies limits as per their terms and condition and attract more funds for development of horticulture.

To encourage the more farmers to take up cultivation of fruits, vegetable, spices, and floriculture so that additional income is generated.

Transfer Act 2017: 


  1. HMNEH: The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of HMNEH is being implemented in the State since 2003-04 for the holistic development of horticulture sector duly ensuring forward and backward linkages by adopting cluster approach, covering production, post- harvest management, processing and marketing with the active participation of all the stake-holders.
    During 2014-15 with a view to promote holistic development of horticulture sector in the country, Department of Agriculture and Corporation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India has approved a Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) by subsuming ongoing schemes of National Horticulture Mission (NHM), Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH), National Bamboo Mission (NBM), National Horticulture Board (NHB), Coconut Development Board (CDB) and Central Institute for Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland. HMNEH continue to be implemented in the State of Uttarakhand with revised cost norms and pattern of assistance during remaining period of 12th five year plan. All the four Mini Mission of HMNEH now have been clubbed in the scheme.
  2. NMMI: The Centrally Sponsored scheme National Mission on Micro Irrigation (NMMI) was launched in Uttarakhand state in the year of 2011-12 to increase the area under improved method of irrigation to provide stimulus to Horticultural & Agricultural growth. From 2014-15 this scheme is merged as the name of On Farm Water Management under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture. Under the scheme assistance is provided for installation of drip and sprinkler system. Uttarakhand is covered under ‘C’ category state, in which the establishment of the MI system is estimated to 25% higher than normal establishment cost. By the effect of “C” category the subsidy given in Uttarakhand is 50% of the cost of the micro irrigation system is born by the Central Government for the small & marginal farmers and 35% of the cost of the micro irrigation system is born by the Central Government for the others. The State Government is born 10% subsidy as State Share, which is proposed to increase as 40% for the marginal farmers (only for horticulture crops) of the State by the SMIC to Government of Uttarakhand. The remaining amount is borne by the beneficiary either through his / her own resources or loan from financial institutions. All categories of farmers (individual, Cooperative Societies / Self Help Groups / Incorporated Companies / Panchayati Raj Institutions / NGOs /Trusts / Growers’ Association) are eligible to avail assistance under this scheme.
    Uttarakhand is a hilly state, where the total farming of horticulture and agriculture crops is based on rain-fed irrigation. MI system is the judicious and improved methods / technologies for harnessing maximum benefits from available water resources to enhance crop productivity without affecting soil health.

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