MISSION OBJECTIVES of DIRECTORATE OF HORTICULTURE


1) To provide holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies which include research, technology promotion, extension, post harvest management, processing and marketing, in consonance with comparative advantage of each State/region and its diverse agro-climatic feature.

2) To enhance horticulture production, improve nutritional security and income support to farm households.
3) To establish convergence and synergy among multiple on-going and planned programmes for horticulture development.

4) To promote, develop and disseminate technologies, through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and modern scientific knowledge.

5) To create opportunities for employment generation for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youth.

6) To Develop hi-tech commercial horticulture in identified belts.

7) To Develop modern post-harvest management infrastructure as integral part of area expansion projects or as common facility for cluster of projects.

8) To Develop integrated, energy efficient cold chain infrastructure for fresh horticulture produce..

9) To Popularize identified new technologies / tools / techniques for commercialization / adoption, after carrying out technology need assessment.

10) To provide Assistance in securing availability of quality planting material by promoting setting up of scion and root stock banks / mother plant nurseries, carrying out accreditation/ rating of horticulture nurseries and need based imports of planting material.

11) To Promote and market development of fresh horticulture produce.

12) To Transfer of technology to producers/farmers and service providers such as gardeners, farm level skilled workers, operators in cold storages, work force carrying out post harvest management including processing of fresh horticulture produce, and to the master trainers.

13) To Promote consumption of horticulture produce and products.

14) To Set up Common Facility Centers in Horticulture Parks and Agri-Export Zones.

15) To Strengthen market intelligence system by developing, collecting and disseminating horticulture database.

16) To Carrying out studies and surveys to identify constraints and develop short and long term strategies for systematic development of horticulture and providing technical services including advisory and consultancy services.