Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)
Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for the holistic growth of the horticulture sector covering fruits, vegetables, root & tuber crops, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew, cocoa and bamboo and was launched in 2014. Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare is the administrative agency for this scheme.
Currently, six sub-schemes are running under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) mission. (Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)
- National Horticulture Mission (NHM) – it is running in all states & UTs except states in NE and Himalayan Region
Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States (HMNEH)- it is running in all states in NE and Himalayan Region – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu & Kashmir.
National Bamboo Mission (NBM) – it is running All states & UTs.
National Horticulture Board (NHB) – it is running in all states & UTs focusing on commercial horticulture.
Coconut Development Board (CDB)- All States and UTs where coconut is grown
Central Institute for Horticulture (CIH)- NE states, focusing on HRD and capacity building.
Government of India (GOI) contributes 85% of total outlay for developmental programmes in all the states except the states in North East and Himalayas, 15% share is contributed by State Governments.
In the case of North Eastern States and Himalayan States, GOI contribution is 100%.
Similarly, for development of bamboo and programmes of National Horticulture Board (NHB), Coconut Development Board (CDB), Central Institute for Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland and the National Level Agencies (NLA), GOI contribution will be 100%.
The main objective of this Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) is :
Promote holistic growth of horticulture sector, including bamboo and coconut through area based regionally differentiated strategies, which includes research, technology promotion, extension, post harvest management, processing and marketing, in consonance with comparative advantage of each State/region and its diverse agro-climatic features;
Encourage aggregation of farmers into farmer groups like FIGs/FPOs and FPCs to bring economy of scale and scope.
Enhance horticulture production, augment farmers, income and strengthen nutritional security;
Improve productivity by way of quality germplasm, planting material and water use efficiency through Micro Irrigation.
Support skill development and create employment generation opportunities for rural youth in horticulture and postharvest management, especially in the cold chain sector.
In Union Budget 2017-18, Rs. 2120 is allocated for this scheme
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