Schemes for Development of Horticulture

The key schemes for development of horticulture are as follows:

National Mission on Horticulture

NHM was launched to promote holistic growth of Horticulture sector duly ensuring backward and forward linkages. It includes increased availability of quality planting material, demonstration of latest technology and upgradation of skills of farmers, mitigation from drought, life saving irrigation, reduction in post harvest losses and access of markets to the farmers for better price realization. The Mission includes various activities such as Coconut Development Board, Horticulture Development Board, Development of Commercial Horticulture through production and post-harvest management, Capital Investment Subsidy for construction, expansion, modernization of cold storages and storages for horticulture produce, technology development and transfer for horticulture produce, etc.

Project CHAMAN

CHAMAN stands for Coordinated Horticulture Assessment and Management. This scheme helps the states to identify suitable areas and horticultural crop types using satellites and remote sensing technology. It is being implemented by Delhi-based Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre.

The information collected through remote sensing and geoinformatics data is processed to integrate with information on weather, soil, land-use, and crop mapping to prepare horticulture development plans.

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