Horticulture Cluster Development Programme
The Horticulture Cluster Development Programme was launched by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar. This central sector programme seeks to support the growth and development of select horticulture clusters so as to make them globally competitive. It is to be implemented by the National Horticulture Board (NHB).
The new initiative will address the key issues related to pre-production, production, post-harvest management, logistics, marketing and branding faced by horticulture sector. It seeks to take advantage of geographical specialisation and promote integrated and market-led development of horticulture clusters. Twelve horticulture clusters have been chosen for the pilot version of this programme.