(NHB) Subsidy Scheme for Horticulture crops

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National Horticulture Board (NHB) Credit Linked Back ended subsidy Scheme 1 

For Development of Commercial Horticulture through Production and Post-Harvest Management of Horticulture Crops.

  • Commercial Horticulture Development in open field conditions on project mode
  1. Activity (ies) allowed and Area norms- National Horticulture Board will take up integrated commercial horticulture development projects in open field conditions on project mode, including components viz planting material, plantation, irrigation, fertigation, mechanization, precision farming, GAP, etc. for projects covering an area over 2.00 ha. (5 Acres).                                                                                                                                   

    In the case of the NE Region, projects having an area over 1 Acre are eligible (F. No. 12-40/2016-MIDH (NHB) dated July 2017).

    Integration of production unit with on-farm PHM components and primary processing unit shall also be allowed in project mode.

    The cost of raising new plantations will vary from crop to crop, which will be taken into consideration while providing assistance to the beneficiary.

     Integrated production unit on Mushroom and tissue culture shall also be eligible for assistance under this component. The components like farm machinery and PHM infrastructure, irrigation and micro-irrigation, etc shall be eligible under the scheme for assistance in existing/new orchards/projects to increase productivity.                                                                                                                                                                       
  2. Crop eligible- as mentioned in NHB annexure.                                                                                                                                                                               
  3. Pattern of assistance:- Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 40% of the total project cost limited to Rs 30.00 lakh per project in general areas and@ 50% of project cost limited to Rs. 37.50 lakh in NE Region, Hilly States and scheduled areas
  • Commercial Horticulture Development in protected cover on project mode
  1. Activity (ies) allowed and Area norms- The Board will also take up commercial horticulture development projects under protected cover on project mode including components viz planting material, plantation, irrigation, fertigation, mechanization, etc for projects having area over 2500 sq meter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the case of the NE Region, projects having an area over 1000 sq meters is eligible. Activities like the construction of greenhouses, shade net house, plastic mulching, and plastic tunnel, anti-bird /hail nets, etc would be promoted. Provision has been made for selecting a variety of construction materials for greenhouses and shade nets houses. Preference will be given to using locally available material to minimize the cost of construction of such structures. In the case of flowers, projects will be considered only under Green House structures.                                                   
  2. Crops eligible: 
    1. Flowers: Anthurium, Orchids, Rose, Lilium, Chrysanthemum, Carnation and

      Vegetables: High value vegetables: Capsicum, Cucumber, Tomato

  3. Pattern of assistance:                                                                                                                                                                                          Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 50% of the total project cost limited to Rs 56.00 lakh per project as per admissible cost norms for green houses, shade net house, plastic tunnel, anti-bird /hail nets & cost of planting material, etc.
  • Integrated Post Harvest Management projects
  1. Activity (ies) allowed- The Board will take up Integrated Post Harvest Management projects relating to Pack House, Ripening Chamber, Refer Van, Retail Outlets, Pre- cooling unit, Primary processing etc.                                                                                                                               

    NHB will also take up projects in component mode and for standalone projects of PHM components.

                                                                        
  2. Crops eligible: In case of primary processing, projects related to Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Aromatic plants, and Cashew are only eligible for the subsidy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  3. Pattern of assistance:-Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 35% of the total project cost limited to Rs 50.75 lakh per project in the the general area and @ 50 % of project cost limited to Rs. 72.50 lakh per project in NE Region, Hilly States, and Scheduled areas.

 

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