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Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)
Sub-Scheme: Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States (HMNEH)

A Centrally Sponsored Scheme of MIDH has been launched for the holistic development of horticulture in the country during XII plan. The scheme, which has taken take off from 2014-15, integrates the ongoing schemes of National Horticulture Mission, Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States, National Bamboo Mission, National Horticulture Board, Coconut Development Board and Central Institute for Horticulture, Nagaland. Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States (HMNEH) is one of the sub schemes of Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) which is being implemented by State Horticulture Missions (SHM) in the North Eastern States and Himalayan States. Fund pattern with Government of India (GOI) contributes 90% of total outlay for developmental programmes in the states of North East and Himalayan Region, 10% share is contributed by State Governments.

1. MIDH will have the following sub-schemes and area of operation:

Sl. No.

Sub Scheme

Target group / area of operation



All states & UTs except states in NE and Himalayan Region.



All states in NE and Himalayan Region.



All states & UTs



All states & UTs focusing on commercial horticulture



All States and UTs where coconut is grown.



NE states, focusing on HRD and capacity building.

2. The objectives of the scheme are:

Main objectives of the Mission are:

a) 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;

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.

3. Mission Structure:

(I) National Level

a. Executive Committee

b. General Council

(II) State Level

a. State Level Executive Committee

(III) District Level

a. District Mission Committee (DMC)

4. The programmes under the Scheme have been evolved in consultation with all the stakeholders, including the State Governments and NGOs and strives to address the following issues:

► Research & Development

► Production & Productivity Improvement

► Production & Distribution of planting material

► Establishment of New Gardens

► Rejuvenation of senile plantations

► Creation of Water Sources

► Organic farming

► Protected Cultivation

► Human Resource Development

► Integrated Post Harvest Management

► Cold Chain Infrastructure

► Creation of Market Infrastructure

► Processing & Value Addition

► Mission Management

5. Mission Interventions:

The Mission will be demand and need based in each segment. Technology will play an important role in different interventions. Technologies such as Information Communication Technology (ICT), will be widely used for planning and monitoring purposes including identification of sites for creating infrastructure facilities for post harvest management, markets and production forecasts.

The interventions envisaged for achieving desired goals would be varied and regionally differentiated with focus on potential crops to be developed in clusters by deploying modern and hi-tech interventions, duly ensuring backward and forward linkages.