MIDH adds 2.5 lakh ha area under protected cultivation for horticultural crops

MIDH adds 2.5 lakh ha area under protected cultivation for horticultural crops

Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar Friday said an additional area of 2.51 lakh hectares has been covered under protected cultivation including greenhouse structures towards horticulture promotion since the inception of the MIDH (Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture) scheme i.e. from 2014-15 to 2021-22. An expenditure of Rs.2963.91 crores has been reported by the states, he said.

Since the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme is being implemented by the state Governments, therefore, the beneficiary data is available with the states, Tomar said.

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The agriculture minister made a statement at the table of Rajya Sabha in reply to a question on promoting greenhouse farming. He said the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare is implementing the MIDH Centrally sponsored scheme in all states and union territories for holistic development of horticulture in the country. Under MIDH, assistance is provided for the promotion of protected cultivation including greenhouse through various interventions.

Components under MIDH for promotion of protected cultivation
Name of the component Pattern of assistance Maximum area per beneficiary
Greenhouse structure 50 per cent of the maximum permissible cost 4000 sq. m.
Shade net house
Walk in tunnels
Plastic tunnels 50 per cent of the maximum permissible cost 1000 sq. m.
Anti-bird/anti-hail nets 50 per cent of the maximum permissible cost 5000 sq. m.
Plastic mulching 50 per cent of the maximum permissible cost 2 hectares
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