:: DISTRICT HORTICULTURE OFFICE ,WEST SINGHBHUM ::

The District Horticulture office works under the department of Agriculture, Government of Jharkhand. The office is headed by District Horticulture Officer and is responsible to promote integrated development in horticulture, to help in coordinating, stimulating and sustaining the production and processing of fruits and vegetables and to establish a sound infrastructure in the field of production, processing and marketing with a focus on post harvest management to reduce losses.

THE BROAD OBJECTIOVES OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE ::

  1. To develop plants of various fruits in the government nursery.
  2. To develop horticulture to the maximum potential available in the district and to augment production of all horticultural products (Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Plantation crops, Spices, Medicinal Aromatic plants) in the state.
  3. To provide holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies
  4. To enhance horticulture production, improve nutritional security and income support to farm households
  5. To establish convergence and synergy among multiple on-going and planned programmes for horticulture development
  6. To promote, develop and disseminate technologies, through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and modern scientific knowledge
  7. To create opportunities for employment generation for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youth

PROGRAMMES UNDER NATIONAL HORTICULTURE MISSION ::

Programmes Unit Cost Rate of Assistance
1)Establishment of new gardens
Fruit perennial(New plantation) Rs 22,000/ha 75% cost of subject to a maximum of Rs16500 /hac limited to 4 ha. Per beneficiary in 3 installments of 60:20:20 subject to survival rate of 75% in 2nd year and 90% in 3rd year.
Fruits perennial(Litchi ) Rs 23,500/hac 75% cost of subject to a maximum of Rs 17625/ hac limited to 4 ha. Per beneficiary in 3 installment of 60:20:20 subject to survival rate of 75% in 2nd year and 90% in 3rd year .
Fruits Non perennial (new plantation) Rs 40,000/ha 75% cost of subject to a maximum of Rs 30,000 /hac limited to 4 ha.Per beneficiary in 3 installment of 60:20:20 subject to survival rate of 50% in 2nd year and 90% in 3rd year .
Spices–Chilly Rs 25,000 /ha 75%of the cost subject to a maximum of Rs 12,500 per haq limited to 4 ha per beneficial
Medicinal–Aloe vera Rs 42,500/ha 20% cost of subject to a maximum of Rs 20,000 hac limited
C) Plantation crops including coastal Horticulture (New plantation) Rs 40,000/ha 50% cost of subject to a maximum of Rs 20,000/ hac limited to 4 ha.Per beneficiary in 3 installment of 60:20:20 subject to survival rate of 75% in 2nd year and 90% in 3rd year .
2)Creation of water resources sources
Community tanks or farm ponds on farm water reservoirs with use of plastics 100% Assistance Rs 15 lakhs /unit Up to Rs 15 lakhs /unit of 10 hac
3)Flower cultivation
Cut flower Rs 70,000 50% of the cost to small and marginal farmers and 33% to other category farmers subject to max of Rs 35,000 per hac. For S & M farmers 23,100 per hec .For other category farmers
 Loose flower Rs 24,000 50% of the cost to small and marginal farmers and 33% to other category farmers subject to max of Rs 12000 per hac. For S & M farmers 7,920 per hec .For other category farmers
4)Pollination support through beekeeping Rs 3000 /colony with hive 50% of the cost subject to maximum of Rs 1500/ colony with beehive .

::ACHIVEMENTS::

  1. Sri Balram Bobonga S/O Sitaram Bobonga At-Badananda, Panchayat-Badananda, Block-Jagannathpur of West Singhbhum District has planted Papaya in 2007-2008 under National Horticulture Mission and earned a good amount of money from it. In the year 2009-2010 he has planted Mango in 2.44 hect. Area under National Horticulture Mission.

  2. Sri Basant Angaria S/O late Mana Angaria Village-Badananda, Panchayat-Badananda, Block-Jagannathpur of West Singhbhum District has planted Mango in 2 Hect of land in 2008-2009. He has also started producing various types of vegetables and supporting his family financially. He is labouring hard and is in hope that after two years he can earn from his mango trees.

  3. Sri Laxmi Narayan Singh of Bandgaon Block has proved himself as an icon in floriculture in the district. Under National Horticulture Mission, he has planted various types of flowers in 4 acre of land. Quality of his flowers is very good and demand from various areas is growing day by day.

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