Union Government approves Annual Action Plan of Rs 109.29 crore under Haryana State Horticulture Mission

NIK BUREAU

CHANDIGARH:

The Centre has approved Annual Action Plan of Rs 109.29 crore under Haryana State Horticulture Mission for the financial year 2017-18, including State share and spillover activities. Besides, the Haryana Government has also approved Rs 6.95 crore as 15 per cent extra State share for the release of assistance to the beneficiaries of protected structures.

Besides, the Haryana Government has also 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.  that while the Central Government had released the first instalment of funds of the Annual Action Plan amounting to Rs 50 crore, the Haryana Finance Department had also released Rs 6.90 crore as extra State share.

Dr.Likhi said that while the Central Government had released the first instalment of funds of the Annual Action Plan of Rs. 50 crore, the Haryana Finance Department had also released Rs. 6.90 crore as extra State share.

He said that the major focus under this 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.

The other focus areas are the establishment of the Centres of Excellence for Horticulture at Hodal in district Palwal and at Sunderah in Narnaul and Integrated Post Harvest Management, which included construction of cold storage facilities.

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