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Mission For Integrated Development Of Horticulture

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme is implemented in the year 2014. The main objective of the scheme is the holistic development of the horticulture sector in the country covering fruits, vegetables, root & tuber crops, mushrooms, aromatic plants, spices, flowers, coconut, cashew, cocoa and bamboo. It is a Central Government Sponsored scheme implemented under Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana. 

Scheme Overview:

  • Scheme Name: Mission for Integrated Development of Agriculture (MIDH) 
  • Scheme Implemented date: 01.04.2014 
  • Scheme Fund allocated: As per Annual Budget 
  • Type of Government Scheme: Centrally Sponsored scheme 
  • Sector Scheme: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare 
  • Website to apply: https://midh.gov.in/ 
  • Helpline No: NA 

Features for integrated development of Horticulture:

Various Sub-Schemes under MIDH:

S.No  Sub-Scheme  Target Groups/Area of operation  Year of Starting 
1  Coconut Development Board (CDB)  All States and UTs where Coconut is grown  1981 
2  National Horticulture Board (NHB)  All States and UTs focusing on commercial horticulture  1984 
3  Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States (HMNEH)  All States in NE and Himalayan region  2001 – 02 
4  National Horticulture Mission (NHM)  All States and UTs excepting states in NE and Himalayan region  2005 – 06 
5  Central Institute for Horticulture (CIH)  NE states focusing on HRD and Capacity building  2006 – 07 
6  National Bamboo Mission (NBM)  All states and UTs  2006 – 07 


Funding Pattern for integrated development of Horticulture:

Category  Remarks 
Financial Assistance  35% of the project costs in general areas and 50% in case of hilly and scheduled areas per beneficiary is available for setting up post-harvest management infrastructure  
Funding Pattern  60:40 for Central and State; 90:10 for Himalayan and North Eastern States. In case of NHB, CDB, CIH, NBM, Govt. Of India (GOI) contributes 100%. 


Benefits for integrated development of Horticulture:

  • Promotes 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   
  • Encourage farmers to form farmer groups like FIGs/FPOs and FPCs to bring economy of scale and scope   
  • Enhance horticulture production, increase farmer’s income and strengthen nutritional security   
  • Improve productivity of horticultural produce by giving quality germplasm, planting material and water use efficiency through micro irrigation  
  • Provides employment opportunities for rural youth in horticulture and post-harvest management, especially in the cold chain sector  
  • Grants technical advice and administrative support to State Governments/ State Horticulture Missions (SHMs) for the Saffron Mission and other horticulture related activities  

Latest News about the scheme:

Outlay of Plan component of MIDH has been fixed at Rs. 1900 crore and Non Plan component of MIDH has been fixed at Rs. 14.38 crore for the financial year 2022 –23.   

Challenges for integrated development of Horticulture:

The Horticulture sector is still facing a lot of challenges in various aspects like high post-harvest loss and gaps in post-harvest management and supply chain infrastructure. 

How to Apply:

A farmer or an entrepreneur as a beneficiary should register their details either through online in HORTNET portal or submit the application to DHSO office through HO’s along with required documents.  

The following steps will guide on how you can register as beneficiary in HORTNET portal: 

  1. Open https://hortnet.gov.in/ link in your browser. This will open the main page of the HORTNET portal 
  2. Then, click on the State name and select your state to get the SHM home page 
  3. Next click on ‘Department User’s Login’ option to get next form to login to the system 
  4. Click on ‘New User Registration’ option  
  5. Fill the basic details i.e., Name, contact details, Address, Role and login credentials asked in the form to register 
  6. Then use your new login ID and password to login. This will then open Farmer Registration form 
  7. In the farmer’s online application form, fill the details mentioned (Applicant, Address, Land, Bank and Component details) and click on submit 
  8. Upon successful submission of the form, you will your application acknowledgement which contains your Unique-ID 
  9. This unique Registration No. / Beneficiary No. generated will be required to track the status of your application 
  10. You can take printout of the acknowledgement form by clicking on <print> option given 
  11. Then, you can see your ‘FARMER ID Card’ format that includes your basic details, land and contact details 
  12. You can also file a grievance online by providing the Registration No. / Beneficiary No. An email and SMS alert will be sent to the concerned officer upon your filed grievance 
  13. You can track the filed grievance using your Unique-ID 

Documents Required for integrated development of Horticulture:

  • Bank Passbook 
  • Identity Proof (Aadhaar Card / PAN Card) 
  • Passport size photo 
  • Ration card 
  • Income certificate 
  • Residence certificate 
  • Land documents 


MIDH scheme aims to enhance horticulture production, augment farmers’ income and strengthen nutritional security; improve productivity by way of quality germplasm, planting material and water use efficiency through Micro irrigation.  

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