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       Indian Horticulture sector contributes 33% share of total value of output in agriculture sector making very significant contribution to the Indian economy. Apart from ensuring nutritional security of the nation, it provides alternate rural employment opportunities, diversification in farm activities, and enhanced income to farmers. India is currently producing about 306.82 million tonnes of horticulture produce. which has surpassed the food grain production which is 284.83 million tonnes. India has emerged as world leader in the production of a variety of fruits like mango and banana and is the second largest producer of fruits and vegetables. Besides, India has maintained its dominance in the production of spices, coconut and cashewnut. Among the new crops, kiwi, gherkins, kinnow, date palm and oil palm have been successfully introduced for commercial cultivation in the country. Launch of National Horticulture Mission has spurred the production and productivity of horticultural crops. Productivity of horticultural crops has increased by about 32% between 2004-05 and 2017-18. Increase in demand for horticultural produce due to greater health awareness, rising income, export demands and increasing population poses the challenge for further increasing the production and productivity of horticultural crops. The issue of climate change has thrown up greater uncertainties and risks, further imposing constraints on production systems.

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. Under MIDH, Government of India (GOI) contributes 60%, of total outlay for developmental programmes in all the states except states in North East and Himalayas, 40% share is contributed by State Governments. In the case of North Eastern States and Himalayan States, GOI contributes 90%. In case of National Horticulture Board (NHB), Coconut Development Board (CDB), Central Institute for Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland and the National Level Agencies (NLA), GOI contributes 100%. MIDH also provides technical advice and administrative support to State Governments/ State Horticulture Missions (SHMs) for the Saffron Mission and other horticulture related activities Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)/NMSA.

MIDH has the following sub-schemes and area of operation:

S.No. Sub Scheme Target Group/Area of Operation
1 NHM All States & UTs except states in NE and Himalayan Region.
2 HMNEH All States in NE and Himalayan Region.
3 NHB All States & UTs focusing on commercial horticulture
4 CDB All States and UTs where coconut is grown.
5 CIH NE States, focusing on HRD and capacity building.

More information : Guidelines of MIDH Scheme ( English / Hindi )

There are three Subordinate Offices viz Central Institute of Horticulture(Nagaland), Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa Development (DCCD) and Directorate of Aeracanut and Spices Development (DASD) functioning under the administrative control of Horticulture Commissioner and two Autonomous Bodies viz Coconut Development Board (CDB) and National Horticulture Board(NHB) under the administrative control of Joint Secretary (MIDH).

Subordinate Offices:

1. Central Institute of Horticulture (Nagaland)
      Central Institute of Horticulture, Nagaland is playing a vital role by providing Institutional support inorder to tap the huge potential for horticulture development in the North- Eastern region. The main thrust areas of the Institute are demonstrations of identified technologies pertaining to the region; production and supply of quality seed and planting material; training and capacity building of state govt. officials, field functionaries and farmers, accreditation and certification of nurseries in NER, monitoring of centrally sponsored programmes in the area of horticulture, promotion of organic farming, certificate and skill development course, post harvest management, processing, value addition, marketing and agribusiness promotion.
      Vision  – To emerge as the pioneering, innovative, farmer focused and self-supporting Institute in the country.
      Mission – To provide excellent, innovative and relevant training to all the stakeholders so as to empower individuals and enable horticulture industry to bring about socio economic development sustainability in North East Region.
More information : https://www.cihner.gov.in/

2. Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa Development (DCCD)
      The Directorate of Cashewnut and Cocoa Development functioning at Cochin is the subordinate office of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare of the Union Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. This was established in the year 1966 for the promotion of cashew cultivation in the country, bifurcating the erstwhile Indian Central Spices and Cashewnut Committee.
      DCCD is implementing and monitoring of Cashew and Coca Development schemes and programmes under MIDH.
More information : http://dccd.gov.in/

3. Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development (DASD)
The Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development (DASD) is a subordinate office under Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, to look after the development of Spices, Arecanut, Betel vine and Aromatic plants at National level. The Directorate monitors the development programmes implemented by the states in spices under MIDH.
More information : https://dasd.gov.in/

Autonomous Bodies:

1. Coconut Development Board (CDB)
Coconut Development Board Kochi, (CDB) is a statutory body established by Govt. of India by an Act of Parliament (Coconut Development Board Act 1979) and came in to existence in January 1981. India being the largest producing country in the world occupies a 31% of global production. The Coconut palm provides food security and livelihood opportunities to more than 12 million people in India. It is also a fiber-yielding crop for more than 15,000 coir based industries which provides employment to nearly 6 lakhs workers of which 80 per cent are women folk. The crop contributes around Rs.2,50,000 million to the country’s GDP and earns export revenue of around Rs.43,654 million.
More information : http://coconutboard.nic.in/

2. National Horticulture Board (NHB)
The National Horticulture Board (NHB) was established in the year 1984 by the Government of India as an autonomous organization and registered as a society with the Registrar of Firms and Societies, Chandigarh with its headquarters in Gurugram and 35 field offices located all over the country. The broad aims and objectives of the Board are the creation of production hubs for commercial horticulture development, post harvest infrastructure and cold chain facilities, promotion of new crops, and promotion of growers’ associations.
More information : http://nhb.gov.in

       The Horticulture Division is one of 27 divisions in Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. This Division is responsible for implementation, coordination and monitoring of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme.

S. No. Units Work Allocation Names and designations of CPIOs and their e-mail ids Tel. No Appellate Authority
1.Annual Action Plan , Budget & Finance Uniti. Annual Action Plans of NHM/HMNEH States/UTs & NLAs
ii. Proposals for EFC/CCEA
iii. Equity Grant Fund and Credit Guarantee Fund
iv. Physical and Financial Progress Monitoring of the Schemes
v. Holding Review Meetings/EC Meeting/GC Meeting/ National Level Conference
vi. Evaluation of Schemes.
vii. DBT/HORTNET issues
viii. Release of funds for MIDH
ix. UCs, Audit matters and Audit Paras.
X. Budget, RE, BE, Annual Plans, outcome budget, Demand for grants pertaining to Horticulture Division
xi. Special Packages
Shri R. K. Chawla
Under Secretary
011-23388474Shri. M. K. Mishra
Deputy Secretary (MIDH)
2.Coordination UnitI. Intra and inter division coordination
II. Coordination with other Ministries/Agencies dealing in matters related to Horticulture Division
III. Annual Report
IV. Public Grievances
V. Krishi Melas
VI. Matters relating to Rajbhasha/Hindi
VII. Matters relating to Technical Support Group(TSG) of MIDH including matters relating to engagement of Chief Consultants and outsourced staff.
VIII. Support to exhibitions/conferences/seminars from TSG component of MIDH.
IX. e-Samiksha/Group of Secretaries/PRA GATI
Shri. Dhrub Kumar
Under Secretary
011-23389357Shri. K.N. Verma
Deputy Secretary(MIDH)
3.Technical UnitI. Monitoring activities of National Level Agencies
II. Coordination and monitoring of technical matters pertaining to PFDCs
III. Joint Inspection Teams and follow up action on technical recommendations of JIT reports
IV. Policy matters related to Onion, Potato & Tomato
V. Skill Development
VI. Exhibition/stalls related work in the States/ UTs.
VII. Inputs/comments in technical matters to be furnished within DAC&FW and interface with Technical Division
VIII. Speech/Talking Points for Hon’ble Ministers/Secretary/Senior functionaries/Media.
IX. Compilation of Briefs/Reports to AM, Secretary and other Senior Officers
X. International Cooperation
Shri Sanjay Kumar
Deputy Commissioner
011-23382480Shri. K.N. Verma
Deputy Secretary(MIDH)
4.Projects UnitI. Project Based Proposals under MIDH
II. PAC/EMC meeting relating to projects
III. Integrated Cold Chain Availability Platform (ICAP)
IV. Terminal Market complexes
V. Value chain related matters
VI. Interaction with Commerce Ministry, Food Processing Industry, APEDA, DGFT and other agencies relating to trade, export etc. relating to NHM scheme.
VII. Court Cases related to project based activities.
VIII. Indo-Israel & Indo–Dutch Projects
Shri Surender K. Kaul
Assistant Commissioner
011-23071325Shri. K.N. Verma
Deputy Secretary(MIDH)
5.National Horticulture Board Unit & Coconut Development Board including Technology Mission on Coconut UnitI. All administrative and financial matters of NHB (except IC & Exhibitions)
II. Release of Funds, UCs and Audit relating to NHB.
III. All administrative and financial matters of CDB (except IC & Exhibitions)
IV. Release of funds, UCs and audit relating to CDB
Shri. Ajay Kumar Sinha
Under Secretary
011-23383053Shri. K.N. Verma
Deputy Secretary(MIDH)
S.No. Name of Autonomous/Subordinate Bodies CPIO Appellate Authority Contact details
1.NHBShri D.P.Singh, Joint DirectorShri Brijender Singh, Dy. Managing Director
2.CDBShri Sardar Singh Choyal, Deputy Director, CDBChairman, CDB 0484-2377737
3.DCCDShri P.A. Parameswaran, Administrative Officer & CPIODr. Venkatesh N. Hubballi, Director0484-2377151
4.DASDShri Babu Lal Meena, Asstt. Director & CPIODr. Homey Cheriyan0495-369377
5.CIHDr. Naveen Kumar Patle, Deputy CommissionerHorticulture Commissioner03862-247707
S.No. Name Designation Address Contact Number Email
1.Shri Anand ZambreChief Executive OfficerNational Committeeon Plasticulture Applications in Horticulture (NCPAH) 10th Floor, International Trade Tower, Nehru Place, New Delhi – 110019100-46511275, 46511274ncpah@ncpahindia.com
2.Dr. P.K. GuptaDirectorNational Horticultural Research & Development Foundation (NHRDF)
Chitegaon Phata, Nashik- Aurangabad Road, Darna Sangvi
Taluka: Niphad, Dist.: Nashik-422003 (Maharashtra)
Fax: 02550-237947
Tel/fax: 02550-237947, 237816, 237551, 202422
Tel: 011-28522211, 28524150
3.Shri M. Ariz AhammedManaging DirectorNHB, 85, Institutional Area, Sector – 18, Gurgaon-122015 (Haryana)Tel: 0124-2342992, 2347441, 2342989-90info@nhb.gov.in
4.Shri V.K. GaurChairman cum Managing DirectorNational Seeds Corporation (NSC) Mini RatnaBeej Bhawan,Pusa Complex, IARI, New Delhi-110012Ph. No. : 25841379, 25842383, 25846272, 25846292nsc@indiaseeds.com
5.Shri Sumanta ChaudhuriManaging DirectorSmall Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC) NCUI Building, 5th Floor,3 Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016Ph: 26862365, 26966017 Fax: 26862367info@sfacindia.com, sfac@nic.in
6.Dr. M.S. LadaniyaDirector National ResearchCentre for Citrus (NRCC)Technology Missionon Citrus Fir Vidharbha, Amravati Road, Shankar Nagar, Post Box No. 465, Nagpur-440010Ph: 0712-2500249/2500615 Fax: 0712-2500813citrus8_ngp@sancharnet.in, dirnrccngp@gmail.com
7.Shri K. Hari Kumar Chairman & Managing Director Hindustan Insecticides Ltd (HIL), SCOPE Complex Core-6, 2nd Floor, 7, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003Ph: 24361107, 24368802, Fax: 24362116, 24361363hilhq@nde.vsnl.net.in
8.Dr. Jayathilak ChairmanSpices Board, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Sugandha Bhawan, N.H. by-pass, Palarivattom P.O. Cochin-682025Ph. No. : 0484-2333304, Fax: 0484-2349135chairman@indianspices.com
9.Shri Venk atesh N. HubballiDirector Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa Development (DCCD), Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Co-operation, 8th & 9th Floor, KERA BHAWAN, SRV School Road, Kochi-682 011, KeralaPhone: 0484-2377151, 2377239 Fax: 0484-2377239dccd@nic.in
10.Dr. B.L. SaraswatExecutive DirectorNational Bee Board(NBB) Room No.150 Krishi BhawanPh. No.: 011-23325265, Extn. 4650bls_61@rediffmail.com
11.Dr. Homey CheriyanDirectorin-charge, Directorate of Arecanut & Spices DevelopmentDirectorate of Arecanut & Spices Development (DASD), Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Calicut-673005, Kerala.Ph: 09495365854, office: 0495-2369877, Director – 2765501, 2369888 (R) Fax: 0495-2765777spicedte@nic.in
12.Dr. B.N.S.MurthyChairman,Coconut Development Board (CDB) P.B.No. 1021, Kera Bhawan, SRVHS Road, Kochi – 682011, Kerala Ph.: 011-23384345 Ext.4210bnsmurthy@yahoo.com
13.Shri Pawanexh Kohli CEO & Chief Advisor, (NCCD)National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD ), Secretariat National Centre for Cold-chain Development II-Floor, B-Wing, Janpath Bhawan, New Delhi-110001Tel : +91-11-23329586NCCD.India@gmail.com
14.Ms. Irina GargDirector GeneralNational Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) CCS, Bambala Kota Road Jaipur, RajasthanPhone: 040-24016702-709, 040-24015388helpline@manage.gov.in
15.Dr. Shibendu S. RayDirector Mahalanobis National Crops Forecast Centre, MNCFC, Near Krishi Viastar Sadan, Pusa Campus, New Delhi-110012011-25843224ncfc@gov.in
16.Shri Umesh Chander SudDirector Indian Agricultural Statistics Research, IASRI, Libray Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi -110012011-25847121- 24tauqveer@iasri.res.in, director@iasri.res.in
(Rs. in crore)
Scheme Name 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
BE RE Release BE RE Release BE RE Release BE RE Release BE RE Release BE RE Release
Central Sector (CS)
CIH 9.00 5.26 2.63 10.00 5.72 2.98 8.00 6.00 4.08 9.00 8.74 4.75 5.00 4.90 3.10 9.25 - 5.32
NHB 175.00 158.50 140.65 190.00 236.91 202.77 190.00 250.00 206.44 340.00 310.54 286.60 275.00 402.12 264.75 600.47 - 539.66
CDB 55.00 55.00 55.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 107.00 105.00 123.00 151.00 142.00 161.75 130.00 152.98 128.69 196.00 - 196.00
RRCG* 32.00 42.55 42.55 35.00 110.00 110.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.00
CPI** 1.00 1.00 0.50 1.00 0.50 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 0.00
DCCD*** 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.30 - 1.12
DASD**** 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.58 - 2.49
Total(CS) 272.00 262.67 241.33 306.00 423.13 386.25 305.00 361.00 333.52 500.00 461.28 453.10 410.00 560.00 396.54 809.60 - 744.59
Central Sector (CS)
NHM 1350.00 1104.40 1089.27 1600.00 1867.60 1809.56 1399.00 1199.07 1143.11 1070.00 938.31 851.15 890.00 780.00 768.10 1002.53 - 913.90
HMNEH 500.00 450.68 442.26 550.00 530.00 532.99 459.00 350.00 402.02 350.00 300.00 325.99 320.00 300.00 313.84 352.00 - 290.61
NABM 90.00 85.00 87.00 100.00 128.00 128.00 100.00 80.00 80.08 80.00 70.00 68.93 0.00 20.00 16.89 15.00 - 10.53
PM's Development Package for J&K 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150.00 - 75.00
Total (CSS) 1940.00 1640.08 1618.53 2250.00 2525.60 2470.55 1958.00 1629.07 1625.21 1500.00 1308.31 1246.08 1210.00 1100.00 1098.84 1519.53 - 1290.04
Total(CS + CSS)
2212.00 1902.75 1859.86 2556.00 2948.73 2856.80 2263.00 1990.07 1958.73 2000.00 1769.59 1699.17 1620.00 1660.00 1495.38 2329.13 - 2034.63
RRCG* = Replanting and Rejuvenation of Coconut Gardens
CPI** = Coconut Palm Insurance
DCCD*** = Directorate of Cashew & Cocoa Development
DASD**** = Directorate of Arecanut & Spices Development
Note: - From F.Y. 2018-19, NABM is no more part of MIDH