Centre approves Rs 109.29 cr plan under horticulture mission
The Centre has approved an annual action plan of Rs 109.29 crore under Haryana State Horticulture Mission for 2017-18 fiscal, including state share and spillover activities.
"Besides, the Haryana government has approved Rs 6.95 crore as 15 per cent extra state share for the release of assistance to the beneficiaries of protected structures," Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Abhilaksh Likhi, said here on Saturday.
He said while the Centre had released the first instalment of funds amounting toRs 50 crore, the state finance department had released
Rs 6.90 crore as extra state share.
Major focus under the mission in 2017-18 would be on protected cultivation, hybrid tomato production, water creation resources, establishment of new gardens, seed production programme, mushroom production, pollination support through bee-keeping, training of farmers and development of Integrated Post Harvest Management Infrastructure.