In order to improve livelihood opportunities and to bring prosperity to the North Eastern Region (NER) including Sikkim, Government of India launched a Technology Mission For North East for integrated Development of Horticulture in 2001-02. Considering the potential of Horticulture for socio-economic development of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Technology Mission was extended to these States from 2003-04. With effect from 2014-15, HMNEH scheme has been subsumed under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH). HMNEH is based on the “end-to-end approach” taking into account the entire gamut of horticulture development, with all backward and forward linkages, in a holistic manner.
The objectives of the Mission are:
The programmes under the HMNEH have been evolved in consultation with all the stakeholders, including the State Governments. The HMNEH strives to address the following issues:
The NER is known for minimum use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. This is proposed to be converted into a strength through appropriate technology-based development and adoption of organic management of horticulture development activities.
Approval of Programmes
Fund Flow Mechanism
At National Level implementation of HMNEH will be reviewed and monitored regularly by Empowered Monitoring Committee (EMC) and Executive Commitee headed by Secretary (A&C). In addition, there will be regular field review by Joint Inspection Teams (JIT). State Directorats will upload the monthly progress in HMNEH website by 5th of every month.