Andhra Pradesh-National Horticulture Mission
Details of National Horticulture Mission
Name of the Scheme – National Horticulture Mission
Sponsored by – Central Government
This is a centrally sponsored scheme in which Government of India shall provide 100% assistance to the State Missions during Tenth Plan. During the XI Plan, the Government of India assistance will be 85% with 15% contribution by the State Governments.
Ministry/Department – Horticulture:
The main objectives of the Mission are:
- 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 State/region and its diverse agro-climatic feature;
- To enhance horticulture production, improve nutritional security and income support to farm households;
- To establish convergence and synergy among multiple on-going and plan programmes for horticulture development;
- To promote, develop and disseminate technologies, through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and modern scientific knowledge
- To create opportunities for employment generation for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youth.
Beneficiaries- Individual, other
Other Beneficiaries – To create opportunities for employment generation for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unem
Benefit Type – Others, Loan, Subsidy,
Other Benefits – To enhance horticulture production, improve nutritional security and income support to farm house-ho
Eligibility criteria – Unskilled persons, especially unemployed youth. All farmers & registered bee-breeders shall be eligible. Group of farmers/ growers/ consumers, partnership/ proprietary firms, Non-Government Organisations, Self Help Groups, Companies, Corporations, Cooperatives, Cooperative Marketing Federations & Local bodies.
How to Avail – A State level Executive Committee will be constituted by the State Government under the Chairmanship of the Agricultural Production Commissioner or Secretary Horticulture/Agriculture having representatives from other concerned Departments, the State Agriculture Universities, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Growers Associations, etc for overseeing implementation of the programmes. Central Government will nominate its representative who will be a Member in the State Level Executive Committee. The State Mission Director to be appointed by the State Government will be the Member Secretary of State Level Executive Committee. At the operational level, State Governments will have the freedom to nominate, or create a suitable autonomous agency to be registered under the Societies Registration Act for implementing the Mission programmes at the State and District levels. The Panchayati Raj Institutions existing in the State should be fully involved in the implementation structure. At the District level, the District Mission Committee will be constituted by the State Government. It will be responsible for project formulation and monitoring. The District Mission Committee may be headed by the Chief Executive Officer of Zila Parishad/Chief Executive Officer of District Rural Development Agency having as its members, representatives from concerned line Departments, growers associations, Marketing Boards, Self Help Groups and other Non-Governmental organizations. District Planning Committee and Panchayati Raj Institutions will be integrated/involved in implementing the programme depending on their expertise and available infrastructure. The District Horticulture Officer/District Agriculture Officer will be the Member Secretary of DMC.