Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme which is implemented w.e.f. 2014-15. Main aim of MIDH is holistic growth of the horticulture sector covering fruits, vegetables, root and tuber crops, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew, cocoa and bamboo
- (a) the salient features of the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) along with the facilities provided under the scheme;
- (b) the criteria laid down to include district/development block and the total number of districts/development blocks covered under the Mission, State-wise;
- (c) whether in the wake of climate change, any step has been taken to innovate, diversify and grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and other horticulture crops in the non- traditional areas in the country and if so, the details thereof and the achievements made the re-under; and
- Setting up of nurseries, tissue culture units for production of quality seed and planting material.
- Area expansion i.e. Establishment of new orchards and gardens for fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
- Rejuvenation of unproductive, old, and senile orchards.
- Protected cultivation, i.e. poly-house, green-house, etc, to improve the productivity & grow off season high value vegetables and flowers.
- Organic farming and certification.
- Creation of water resources structures and watershed management.
- Bee-keeping for pollination.
- Horticulture Mechanization.
- Creation of Post Harvest Management and Marketing infrastructure.
- (i) To enhance the resilience of Indian agriculture covering crops, livestock and fisheries to climatic variability and climate change through development and application of improved production and risk management technologies.
- (ii) To demonstrate site specific technology packages on farmers’ fields for adapting to current climate risks.
- (iii) To enhance the capacity of scientists and other stakeholders in climate resilient agricultural research and its application.
- (i) Selection of promising crop genotypes and livestock breeds with greater tolerance to climatic stress.
- (ii) Existing best practices for climate resilience demonstrated in 100 vulnerable districts.
- (iii) Infrastructure at key research institutes for climatic change research strengthened. Adequately trained scientific man power to take up climate change research in the country and empowered farmers to cope up with climate variability.
|Sl. No.||Name of States/UTs||No. of Districts*|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar||Two (2)|
|2||Andhra Pradesh||Eleven (11)|
|3||Bihar||Twenty Three (23)|
|5||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||One (1)|
|14||Maharashtra||Thirty Three (33)|
|15||Madhya Pradesh||Thirty Nine (39)|
|16||Odisha||Twenty Four (24)|
|19||Rajasthan||Twenty Four (24)|
|20||Tamil Nadu||Twenty (20)|
|22||Uttar Pradesh||Forty Five (45)|
|23||West Bengal||Fourteen (14)|
|24||Arunachal Pradesh||Twenty One (21)|
|25||Assam||Thirty Three (33)|
|32||Himachal Pradesh||Twelve (12)|
|33||Jammu & Kashmir||Twenty Two (22)|
|Total||Five Hundred Forty Three (543)|