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Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)

Topics Covered: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices.

Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH):


Context:

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has provided an enhanced allocation of Rs. 2250 Crore for the year 2021-22 for ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture’ (MIDH).

About the ‘Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture’ (MIDH):

It is a scheme for the holistic growth and development of the Indian horticulture sector.

  • This Centrally Sponsored scheme covers vegetables, fruits, roots and tuber crops, aromatic plants, flowers, spices, bamboo, coconut, cashew and cocoa.
  • MIDH also provides technical support and advice to state horticultural missions, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY), Saffron Mission and the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA).
  • MIDH is under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, GOI.
  • 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. In the case of North Eastern States and Himalayan States, GOI contributes 90%.

Sub Schemes:

  1. National Horticulture Mission (NHM).
  2. Horticulture Mission for North East & Himalayan States (HMNEH).
  3. National Bamboo Mission (NBM).
  4. National Horticulture Board (NHB).
  5. Coconut Development Board (CDB).
  6. Central Institute for Horticulture (CIH).

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. About MIDH.
  2. Features.
  3. Sub Schemes.

Sources: PIB.