Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture- MIDH

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for the holistic growth of the horticulture sector covering fruits, vegetables, root & tuber crops, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, coconut, cashew, cocoa and bamboo. Under MIDH, Government of India (GOI) contributes 60%, of total outlay for developmental programmes in all the states except states in North East and Himalayas, 40% share is contributed by State Governments. MIDH also provides technical advice and administrative support to State Governments/ State Horticulture Missions (SHMs) for the Saffron Mission and other horticulture related activities Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)/ NMSA.

Crops included

Mango, Mushroom, Cocoa, Flowers, Black Pepper, Cashew, Turmeric, Pineapple, Banana, Ginger, Clove, Nutmeg, Vegetables

Production and Distribution of Planting Materials

In order to meet the requirement of good quality planting material for bringing additional area under improved varieties of horticultural crops and for rejuvenation programme for old/senile plantations assistance will be provided for setting up of new nurseries under public as well as private sector. Moreover, assistance will be provided for the strengthening/rehabilitation of existing tissue culture units and the establishment of new tissue culture units under public and private sector.

Establishment of New Gardens

The Mission envisages coverage of large area under improved varieties of horticultural crops.

Rejuvenation / Replacement of senile plantations

Financial assistance will be provided for rejuvenating/replanting of existing old senile diseased unproductive perennial crops viz. Pepper, Cocoa. Assistance will be @ 50% of the cost subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs 20,000/- per ha, limited to 2 ha per beneficiary.

Creation of Water Resources

Assistance is provided for creation of water resources through construction of community tanks/on farm ponds/reservoirs with plastic RCC lining @ Rs 20 lakh/unit in plain area and Rs 25 lakh/unit for hilly areas.

Assistance is also provided to individuals for construction of dug wells/ponds of 20m x 20m x 3m @ Rs 0.75 lakh/unit for plain areas and Rs 0.9 lakh/unit for hilly area.

Promotion of INM/IPM

Assistance for INM/IPM will be @ 50% of cost subject to an amount of Rs 1000/- per ha, limited to 4 ha per beneficiary.

Horticulture Mechanization

Assistance will be provided for activities as procurement of power operated machines and tools which helps to improve farm efficiency and reduce drudgery of farm work force. Assistance will be provided for growers association, farmers group, self help group and women farmer groups having at least 10 members, who are involved in cultivation of horticultural crops.

Organic farming

For adoption of organic farming for perennial and perennial fruit crops, aromatic plants, spices etc. additional assistance is given over and above the area expansion programme @ Rs 10000/- per hectare subject to a limit of 4 ha per beneficiary, spread over a period of three years. The programme is to be linked with organic certification. For certification, financial assistance up to a maximum of Rs 5.00 lakh will be provide for group of farmers covering an area of 50ha.

Vermi compost

For the construction of vermi compost unit of size 30’x8’x2.5’, an amount of Rs 50000/- is provided as financial assistance. For smaller units, assistance will be on pro-rata basis.

Pollination Support through Beekeeping

In order to maximize the agricultural production, honey bee can be used as an important input. Horticorp (Nodal State Designated Agency) is vested with overall responsibility of coordinating the beekeeping development programme in the state.

Protected Cultivation

As a part of encouraging protected cultivation, financial assistance will be given for constructing green house and providing shade nets.

Mushroom cultivation

Assistance will be provided for the establishment of integrated mushroom unit for spawn, compost production and training.

Post Harvest Management

For developing the basic amenities in the market for processing, sorting, packing and marketing of the agricultural products, 30 to 50% financial subsidy will be given on the basis of project reports.

Technology Dissemination through Demonstrations/Front line demonstration

Latest technologies will be promoted on crop specific cultivation, use of IPM/INM, protected cultivation, organic farming through farmer participatory demonstration in a compact area of one ha, which will be organized at strategic locations in farmer’s field for which assistant will be limited to 75% of cost. For green house cultivation, area will be limited to 500 sq. meter. Farms in public sector, SAUs, Deemed Universities having faculty I horticulture, could be sites for Front Line Demonstrations, for which 100% assistance will be provided, and maximum assistance will not exceed Rs 25 lakh per project.


The Mission envisages imparting training programmes to farmers and extension personnel in the field of scientific production of planning material, nursery management, high tech crop management, post harvest management and value addition etc.