Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (Click here for Guidlines)


A Centrally Sponsored Scheme MIDH has been launched for the holistic development of horticulture in the State from 1-04-2014 which integrates the ongoing schemes of National Horticulture Mission, Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States. Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for the holistic growth of the horticulture sector covering fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, spices, flowers, aromatic plants etc.


  • Adopt an end-to-end holistic approach covering pre-production, production, post harvest management, processing and marketing to assure appropriate returns to growers/producers;
  • Promote R&D technologies for cultivation, production, post-harvest management and processing with special focus on cold chain infrastructure for extending the shelf life of perishables;
  • Improve productivity by way of quality through:
    • Diversification, from traditional crops to plantations, orchards, vineyards, flowers, vegetable gardens.
    • Extension of appropriate technology to farmers for high-tech horticulture including protected cultivation and precision farming.
    • Increase of acreage of orchards and plantation crops particularly in states where total area under horticulture is less than 50% of agricultural area.
  • Improve post-harvest management, processing for value addition and marketing infrastructure.
  • Adopt a coordinated approach and promote partnership, convergence and synergy among R&D, processing and marketing agencies in public as well as private sectors, at the national, regional, state and sub-state levels;
  • Promote FPOs and their tie up with Market Aggregators (MAs) and Financial Institutions (FIs) to support and adequate returns to farmers.
  • Support capacity-building and Human Resource Development at all levels, including, change in syllabus and curriculum of graduation courses at Colleges, Universities, ITIs, Polytechnics, as appropriate.

Major Components/activities implemented under the scheme in the State of J&K.

  1. Research and Development.
  2. Production of Planting Material/Plantation infrastructure.
  3. Area Expansion
  4. Rejuvenation of Old and Senile orchards.
  5. Protected cultivation.
  6. Promotion of IPM/INM.
  7. Organic farming.
  8. Horticulture Mechanization.
  9. Training.
  10. Post-Harvest Management.
  11. Marketing infrastructure