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Department Of Horticulture (M.P) 
 Area:- 308.00 lakh hectare    Districts:-51
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National Horticulture Mission

National Horticulture Mission was started by Government of India in the year 2005-06. This Mission is being implemented in 35 Districts of Madhya Pradesh. The objectives of the Mission are as follows:-
  • All-round development of the State/Region in the field of Horticulture by adopting locally-customized strategies on the basis of diverseagri-climatic conditions of the state and comparative studies.
  • To increase the horticultural production, thereby increasing the nutritional security and enhancing the earnings of the farmers.
  • To enhance the opportunities of skilled and unskilled workers, specially the unemployed youth.
  • To double the area and production under horticulture during the Mission.
  • Development of crops like Mango, Aonla, Orange, Guava, Pomegranate, Custard-Apple, Plum, Banana, Corriander, Garlic, Chilly and Flowers in 35 chosen districts of the Mission.
  • Establishment of large and small modal nurseries for production and sale of valuable variety of plants.
  • To promote organic farming.
  • To develop the infrastructure regarding post-harvest management, storage, transportation and exports.
  • Subsidy grant of upto Rs.10 lakhs for construction of ponds in order to arrest depleting ground water level.
  • Promotion of new techniques and training to farmers.
  • Various activities of horticulture under NHM are proposed to be scaled up.
  • Research in the field of horticulture through agricultural universities
  • Planting infrastructure and development.
  • Crop management.
  • Food Processing and value addition.
  • Mission management.
  • To ensure proper management of crops after harvest.
  • Farmers would be provided benefits through one of the various schemes viz. State Horticulture Mission/National Horticulture Board/State sector schemes/other institutional mechanismsin a year. Under State Horticulture Mission, a farmer would be provided benefit of only one scheme in a year. To achieve the physical targets, the districts would be provided money in installments as per time and availability. Implementation of various heads/schemes of the Mission would be done through approval of District Mission Society by taking the directions and principals in cognizance.
MP State Medicinal Plant Mission

M.P. State Medicinal Plant Mission was started in the year 2008-09. Its primary components are as follows:-
  • Establishment of large and small model nurseries (both public/private sector).
  • Subsidy on cultivation of medicinal plants.
  • Training cum touring of farmers (within/outside the state).
  • Organizing state-level workshops.
  • Subsidy on post-harvest management, processing and sale of medicinal plants.
Madhya Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project

S. No.   Programme Particulars Approved Amount per exhibition/Training
1 Low cost vegetable nursery 2000/-
2 Orchard exhibition 20000/-
3 Improvised production exhibition of vegetables 2000/-
4 Integrated Pest Management exhibition in vegetable crops 50000/-
5 Spices Production exhibition 2000/-
6 Flowers Production exhibition 10000/-
7 Exhibition of aromatic and medicinal plants 2000/-
8 Establishment of Drip and Sprinkler irrigation systems 50000/-
9 Training to farmers (production of fruits, vegetable plants, vegetables, spices, flowers and medicinal and aromatic plants) 20000/-
Micro Irrigation Scheme:

Centrally sponsored Micro Irrigation Scheme was approved in January 2006. At present, the State Government increased its share of 10% enabling 30% for General category and 40% for SC/ST category farmers. In the same way, for the establishment of drip and sprinkler irrigation systems, 70% subsidy for General category and 80% subsidy for SC/ST category farmers is granted on approved unit expenditure. Hence, 40% subsidy is borne by Government of India and 30-40% subsidy is borne by the state government. The balance 20-30% amount is to be borne by the beneficiary himself/herself. In addition to it, 75% subsidy is to be granted for the exhibition of drips and sprinklers. The scheme has the following highlights:-

  • Scheme is implemented in all 50 districts of the state.
  • Horticultural and non-horticultural crops included under the scheme.
  • 40% subsidy uniformly for all the sections of beneficiaries by the Government of India as central share.
  • 30% subsidy for General category and 40% subsidy for SC/ST category farmers as state share under the scheme.
  • A beneficiary can avail benefit till a maximum of 5 hectares of land.
  • No boundation of category.
  • 75% subsidy on exhibition of maximum 0.5 hectares by the Government of India.
  • Active role of Panchayati Raj Systems for the implementation of the scheme.
  • Farmers of all the categories are included in the scheme. But, efforts are to be made to include minimum 25% small/marginal farmers and 30% female farmers.
  • Both drips as well as sprinklers are included in the scheme. But drips are recommended only for those crops for which drips are uneconomical.
  • Seminars and workshops are to be conducted in every district in order to make farmers aware of the importance of water conservation and enhance capacity building measures.
  • Precision Farming Development Centres (PFDCs) would provide research and technological support for implementation of this scheme.
  • State Micro Irrigation Committee would intensely monitor the programme at the state level.
  • NCPAH would be responsible for the coordination of this scheme at the national level.
  • Implementation of this scheme at the state level would be done by the Directorate of Horticulture and Farm Forestry in guidance with State Micro Irrigation Committee.
Rashtriya Krishi VikasYojana (RKVY)

  • This scheme is being implemented in 17 districts of the state since the year 2007-08.
  • Participating districts are Katni, Balaghat, Narsinghpur, Seoni, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Panna, Shahdol, Anuppur, Umariya, Shivpuri, Ashoknagar, Datia, Bhind, Morena, Sheopurkala and Raisen.
  • Participating districts for Beetel (Paan) cultivation are Jabalpur, Mandla, Sagar, Chhatarpur, Rewa, Satna, Indore, Khandwa, Mandsaur, Neemuch, Ratlam, Gwalior and Hoshangabad.
  • Orchards, multi-storeyed onion storages and distribution of plastic crates.
  • Later on this scheme was extended to all the districts of the state in 2009-10