12 Apr 2012

Rs. 5840 crore released to States under Horticulture Mission


Rs. 5840.47 have been released to States as financial assistance under National Horticulture Mission (NHM) from 2005-2012.

            Budgetary allocation for NHM has been pegged at Rs. 1360 crore in the current financial year (2012-13). Rs. 975 crore was released in the last financial year. 372 districts are covered under the scheme in 17 States and Union Territories of Delhi, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands andPuducherry

The goal of the mission is to give impetus to encourage cultivation of fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices.   It aims at making available horticultural produce, improving economic condition of farmers and increasing exports.  Central Government contributes 85% of total outlay while 15% is contributed by State Governments.

           Breakup of financial assistance provided to States under NHM is as under:-
(Rs. crore)
States/UTs
        Amount
1
Maharashtra
801.61
2
Andhra Pradesh
620.80
3
Karnataka
608.58
4
Tamil Nadu
486.96
5
Uttar Pradesh
422.82
6
Chhattisgarh
412.77
7
Kerala
344.58
8
Madhya Pradesh
328.14
9
Haryana
326.79
10
Gujarat
269.45
11
Rajasthan
258.68
12
Orissa
256.47
13
Jharkhand
211.95
14
Punjab
185.93
15
West Bengal
146.04
16
Bihar
134.27
17
Goa
11.80
18
A & N Islands
7.37
19
Delhi
3.00
20
Puducherry
1.53
21
Lakshadweep
0.93

Total States
5840.47


North Eastern and hilly States are covered under another scheme, namely, Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States (HMNEH).

MP:SB:CP: horticulture (11.4.2012)

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