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.
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