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Horticulture

Vision:

We aim to strengthen an enabling environment to enhance contribution of Horticulture in GDP, making the growers of J&K market leader in high quality produce through efficient and profitable processes which will deliver value to our expertise, increasing returns to growers and enhance employment.

Mission:

  • Introduction of latest technologies to increase quality, production and productivity of fruit crops.
  • To promote diversification to ensure better returns.
  • To bring in uncultivable land under Horticulture cultivation.

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The main schemes/activities of Horticulture department along with their Major Component/Activities is given here under:-

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH):

  • Production of Planting Material/Plantation infrastructure.
  • Area Expansion (Normal Spacing/High Density Plantation).
  • Rejuvenation of Old and Senile orchards.
  • Creation of Water Sources.
  • Protected cultivation.
  • Promotion of IPM/INM.
  • Organic farming.
  • Horticulture Mechanization.
  • Human Resource Development (HRD).
  • Post-Harvest Management.

Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP):-

  • Protected Cultivation.
  • Horticulture Mechanization.
  • Creation of Water Sources.
  • Post Harvest Management.

CAPEX Budget:-

  • Ultra High Density Apple Plantation
  • Maintenance of Departmental nurseries /orchards.
  • Nursery Registration and supply of scion/bud wood to the nurseries.
  • To provide material cost to meet convergence under MGNREGA.
  • Chemicals and equipments for Canning centers.
  • Training courses in art of fruit and vegetable preservations.
  • Mobile demonstrations for in the art of fruit and vegetable preservations
  • Tools/Spares/machinery for modern technical support.
  • Upto 50% Subsidy/Incentive for small and marginal farmers for area expansion (Normal Spacing & High Density Plantation) programme including PP Chemicals etc.
  • Up gradation/development of Departmental Infrastructure/Assets.
  • Establishment of Demonstration plots of strawberry/grapes/kiwi etc.
  • Support to Soil Testing Laboratory.
  • Support to nut fruit cultivation.

Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM):

The main emphasis of this scheme on Agricultural Mechanization:

  • Procurement of Agricultural Machinery & Equipments.
  • Manual/Inter-cultivation Equipments.
  • Self/Other Power Driven Horticultural Machinery.
  • Establishment of Farm Machinery Banks for Custom Hiring.

Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (Per Drop More Crop) (PMKSY):

  • Improved/Innovative distribution system like Water Carrying pipes/pipe/pre cast distribution system.
  • Water Lifting Devices i.e Pump sets/Diesel Electronic Pump sets.
  • Construction of Micro Irrigation Structure like Pond/Shallow well/Medium Bore-Well/Water Harvesting Tank/Desiltation & Deepening of Ponds etc.
  • Drip Irrigation System/Training of Stake Holders.

Sub-Mission on Agricultural Extension (SMAE) ATMA:

  • Training of Farmers.
  • Establishment of D-Plot.
  • Farm Information Dissemination.

The other schemes are RKVY, NFSM-TBOs etc.

  • Online registration/renewal of nurseries.
  • Online application for availing assistance under different schemes.
  • High Density Plantation resulting in optimum land use and income enhancement.
  • Aloe-Vera plantation in the areas abandoned by the farmers due to monkey menace.
  • Employment generation through establishment of new orchards (850 mandays generated manually in one ha. orchard area.
  • Employment generation through establishment of Custom Hiring Centre and Farm Machinery Banks.
  • Training to youth in value addition of fruits and vegetables resulting into employment/income generation.

Salil Gupta

Chief Horticulture Officer

9419295529

Near Hanuman Mandir, Domail

udhampur-182101

Office Contact No:- 01992-272551

E-mail:- choudhampur123@gmail.com

Department Helpline No:- 01992-272551