Welcome to the Directorate of Horticulture:

Horticulture plays important role in livelihood security of poor farmers. It provides food security and perennial source of income to poorest of poor. It is a dynamic tool for ensuring ecological sustainability. Horticulture is a significant and upcoming sector in Jharkhand. Horticulture has proved to be the best diversification option for agricultural land use, because of assured and the remunerative returns to the farmers.

The directorate of Horticulture is responsible for the overall development of Horticulture in the state. The directorate is adopting a definite policy for the development of Horticulture. Horticulture is growing popularity owing to the high value of horticulture produces than agriculture crops. However, there needs to be a greater impetus in boosting the irrigation resources of the state and in promoting horticulture in intensive mode in the state.

The directorate of Horticulture, Jharkhand was bifurcated from the Bihar state agriculture department in year 1989 with the departmental letter no: PPM-26/84-13405 dated 07.11.1989.  Read more….

Director's Message

Sri. Varun Ranjan, , IAS
  As a director, Horticulture I would try to ensure that all decisions are taken on time and I shall keep myself abreast of all crucial developments.
   I have also asked the senior officers of the department to suggest measures to improve the outcome of our programs and activities and expedite decisions making both by simplifying procedures, and greater use of IT.
    I welcome your suggestions to make the organization more responsive.