Role of Agencies in the National Horticulture Mission

National Horticulture Board (NHB), Gurgaon

NHB will house national level TSG and arrange to make payments to personnel engaged and also for conducting other activities envisaged under TSG An officer of NHB will be exclusively dedicated for
interacting with DAC. NHB will also implement programmes as per its mandate.

Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa Development (DCCD), Kochi

Responsible for coordinating and monitoring activities relating to plantation crops, excluding coconut and areca nut and will also be responsible for organizing National level training programmes, seminars & workshops on cashew and cocoa on regular intervals.

Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development (DASD), Calicut

Responsible for coordinating and monitoring the activities on development of areca nut, spices,

and aromatic plants and will be responsible for organizing National level training programmes, seminars and workshops on Arecanut, spices and medicinal & aromatic plants on regular intervals.

National Committee on Plasticulture Applications in Horticulture (NCPAH), New Delhi

NCPAH will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring activities relating to precision farming and hitech horticulture through Precision Farming Development Centres (PFDCs).

Coconut Development Board (CDB), Kochi

Although, CDB will function and implement its schemes on development of coconut, CDB will be involved in programmes related to coconut based farming system for intercropping of vegetables, flowers spices, aromatic plants etc.

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), New Delhi

APEDA, Ministry of Commerce will be involved in promoting coordinated development of AgriExport Zones (AEZ) for horticultural crops and coordinate with National Horticulture Mission, for promoting export of horticulture crops.

Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI), New Delhi

DMI will be responsible for providing market intelligence and monitoring of programmes relating to marketing of horticulture crops.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI), New Delhi

MFPI will be responsible for implementing and monitoring programmes relating to processing of horticultural produce, out of their own budget provision. MFPI will ensure convergence of their schemes with NHM cluster.

National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), New Delhi

NMPB would implement its scheme relating to development of medicinal plants in coordination with NHM.

National Horticulture Research & Development Foundation (NHRDF), Nasik

NHRDF will be involved for monitoring programmes relating to development of vegetables and vegetable seeds.

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