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National Horticulture Mission (NHM)

National Horticulture Mission (NHM) is one of the sub schemes of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) which is being implemented to promote holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies. It 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, and cocoa. While Government of India (GOI) contributes 60% of total outlay and 40% share is contributed by State Government.

The scheme is implemented in selected 22 districts & Kodaikanal. viz  Ariyalur, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kanyakumari, Kodaikanal, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Ramnad, Salem, Sivagangai, Thanjavur, Theni, The Nilgiris, Tirupur, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Vellore, and Villupuram.

Mission Objectives

a) Promote holistic growth of horticulture sector, 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.

b) Encourage aggregation of farmers into farmer groups like FIGs/FPOs and FPCs to bring economy of scale and scope.

c) Enhance horticulture production, augment farmers, income and strengthen nutritional security.

d) Improve productivity by way of quality germplasm, planting material and water use efficiency through Micro Irrigation.

e) Support skill development and create employment generation opportunities for rural youth in horticulture and post harvest management, especially in the cold chain sector.

Under the MIDH, financial assistance is provided for following major interventions/activities

  • => Production of planting materials
  • => Establishment of New Gardens
  • => Mushrooms
  • => Rejuvenation
  • => Creation of water resources structures 
  • => Protected cultivation
  • => INM/IPM
  • => Organic farming
  • => Pollination support through Bee-keeping
  • => Horticulture Mechanization
  • => Technology Dissemination -through demonstration/ front line demonstration
  • => Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • => Integrated Post Harvest Management
  • => Marketing Infrastructure

SNO Sub Component Unit Min Limit Max Limit Subsidy Amount
(Rs. In Lakhs)
Subsidy Percentage
(%)
Action
1 Hi-Tech Nursery(Public) Ha 0.10 4 25 100
2 Hi-Tech Nursery(Private) Numbers 1 5 15 40
3 Small Nursery (Private) Square Meter 1000 10000 7.5 100
4 Upgrading Nursery infrastructure (Public) Numbers 1 1 10 100
5 Setting up pf New T/C unit Numbers 1 1 125 100
6 Setting up of New T/C unit (Private) Numbers 1 5 8 100
7 Hybrid vegetables Ha 0.10 2.00 0.2 40
8 HDP Mango without integration (5×5m) Ha 0.10 4.00 0.098 40
9 HDP Guava without integration (3×3m) Square Meter 1000 4000 0.176 40
10 Banana (TC)-without inetegration Ha 0.10 4 0.375 40
11 Papaya without integration (1.8×1.8m) Ha 0.10 4 0.231 50
12 Strawberry Ha 0.10 4 0.50 40
13 Loose flowers Ha 0.10 4 0.16 40
14 Bulbous flower Ha 0.10 4.00 0.60 40
15 Cut flowers Ha 0.10 4.00 0.40 40
16 Seed spice Ha 0.10 4.00 0.12 40
17 Rhizomatic spice Ha 0.10 4.00 0.12 40
18 Perennial spices Ha 0.10 4.00 0.20 40
19 Cashew (Normal Planting) Ha 0.10 4.00 0.12 40
20 Production unit Ha 0.10 4 8 40
21 Mango Ha 0.10 4.00 0.20 50
22 Cashew Ha 0.10 4.00 0.20 50
23 Water harvesting system for individuals- for storage of water in 20mx20mx3m ponds/tube wells/dug wells @ Rs.125/- cum. Numbers 1 1 0.75 50
24 Green House structure- Tubular structure-Naturally Ventilated Square Meter 500 4000 16.88 50
25 Shade Net House - Tubular Structure Square Meter 500 4000 14.20 50
26 Anti bird net Square Meter 100 5000 1.75 50
27 Plastic Mulching Ha 0.10 2.00 0.16 50
28 Cost of planting material & cultivation of Carnation & Gerbera under poly house/shade net house. Ha 0.25 1 3.50 50
29 Promotion of INM-Micro nutrient Ha 1 4 5 5
30 Honey Bee Colony Ha 1 4 8 8
31 Tractor (upto 20 PTO HP) Numbers 1 1 0.75 50
32 Power Tiller (above 8 BHP) Numbers 1 1 0.60 40
33 Power Tiller (Below 8 BHP) Numbers 1 1 0.40 40
34 Front Line Demonstration Numbers 1 1 25 100
35 Pack House Numbers 1 1 2 50
36 Pre Cooling unit Numbers 1 1 8.75 35
37 Integrated Pack House Numbers 1 1 17.50 35
38 Low cost onion storage Numbers 1 1 8.75 50
39 Ripening Chamber -1 No/ 10 MT Metrictone 10 300 30.00 35
40 Cold room Stagging Numbers 1 1 5.25 40
41 Primary/Mobile/Minimal Processing - Solar dryer (Private) Numbers 1 1 2.00 50
42 Cold storage unit Type-2 (5000 MT) Metrictone 250 5000 175 35
43 Cold storage unit Type-1 (3000 MT) Metrictone 100 5000 280.0 35
44 Integrated Cold chain supply system Numbers 1 1 210.0 35
45 Static/Mobile Vending cart/Platform with cool chamber Numbers 1 1 0.150 50
Address
Agriculture Complex,
1st Floor ,Chepauk ,
Chennai ,Tamil Nadu
600005