Name of the Department                    :           Horticulture Department

Name of the HoD                                 :           Sri. R.Sreenivasa Rao.

Designation of the HoD                      :           District Horticulture & Sericulture Officer.

Office Address of the Department   :            District Horticulture & Sericulture Officer, Integrated District Offices Complex (IDOC) , 2nd floor, Room No. S-31, Subedari, Hanumakonda, Hanumakonda District, Pin Code: 506001.

Contact Phone No.                             :           –

Email Address                                     : 

1.About the Department/Introduction :

            Horticulture has been identified as one of the “focus sectors” for development of the State. Horticulture gained commercial importance and became important component of Agriculture.

            Horticulture crops provide better alternative for diversification of Agriculture in view of higher returns. The diversification of Agriculture is recognized as an important strategy to overcome the emerging challenges in Agriculture.

            Horticulture sector commands a large employment potential by way of supporting a series of direct and indirect activities related to area development, nurseries, cultivation and farming, crop maintenance, products, post-harvest management, trading, storage, processing, transportation, marketing and distribution of Horticulture commodities and products. Growth in Horticulture sector is expected to provide fillip to employment. The fruit and vegetable crops plays an important role in improving nutritional sufficiency as well poverty alleviation.

            Horticulture crops play a unique role in State Economy by improving income of the rural people. Cultivation of these crops is labour intensive and as such they generate lot of employment opportunities for the rural population. Not only this, available wastelands dwindling water and energy sources necessitated for diversion from field crops to Horticulture crops which will have lesser demand on water and other inputs as required by field crops.

2.Activities of the Department:

  1. Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH).
  2. Pradhan Manthri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana

   – Per Drop More Crop (Telangana State Micro Irrigation Project).

  1. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).
  2. National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP).

A) Centrally Sponsored Schemes:

1.Scheme Name: Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH):

Scheme Description             : Providing subsidy directly to farmers under MIDH schemes.

Objectives of the Scheme

1.  Establishment of New Gardens :

    To bring additional area under identified Fruit crops (Perennial/ Non- perennial) with improved varieties / Hybrids under sustainable High (or) Ultra High density plantation

2. Rejunevation of Old & Senile Orchards:

  • To increase the production and productivity of orchards of more than 15 years old rejuvenating the old and senile orchards with appropriate and integrated combination of inputs, pruning/grafting techniques.
  • To regulate the shape and growth of tree.
  • To Maximize the productivity with quality fruit production.

To reduce the pest and disease incidence which will reduce the cost of cultivation of fruit crops and reduction in usage of chemical pesticides and fungicides

3. Creation of Water Resources (Farm Ponds):

  •  Farm ponds are the man-made tanks constructed for storage
  • of water in the farmers’ field during rainy season from canals, bore wells etc.,
  • and to provide life saving irrigation to the crops or orchards during peak / critical
  • stages of summer to save the plants from drying up.

4. Protected cultivation (precision farming)

a) Poly houses and Shade net Houses

  • Enhancing productivity.
  • Promotion of high value Horticulture crops under poly houses
  •  Year round production of floricultural crops and off season production of vegetables.

b) Plastic Mulching

      Mulching is a practice followed for conservation of soil moisture, to check weed growth and to improve the quality and yield of Horticulture crops.

5.Horticulture Mechanization.

  • Increasing the reach of farm mechanization to small and marginal farmers and to the regions where availability of farm power is low.
  • Creating hubs for hi-tech & high value farm equipment.
  • Provide financial assistance to farmers for procurement of farm machinery and implements.

6.Integrated Post-Harvest Management.

      Under post-harvest management, activities like handling, grading, preconditioning, packaging, transient storage, transportation, distribution, curing and ripening and where possible long term storage can be taken up.

7.Human Resource Development.

Training of Farmers –  Within the State

Tours conducted for creating more awareness among the farmers.

Beneficiaries of the Scheme:

Only those farmers of entrepreneurs having land ownership in Telangana State    shall be eligible for availing assistance under the schemes.

Budgetary Allocations         : Central Share – 85% & State Share – 15%

URL of the Scheme :

2.Pradhan Manthri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY).

            Scheme Name           : Per Drop More Crop (Telangana State Micro Irrigation Project).

            Scheme Description :  Providing Drip & Sprinkler units to all the eligible farmers under                                                      Micro Irrigation

Objectives of the Scheme:

  • To make agriculture productive.
  • Environmentally sensitive and capable of preserving the social fabric of rural communities.
  • Helps to produce more from the available land, water and labour resources without either ecological or social harm.
  • Generate higher farm income
  • On-farm and off-farm employment and
  • Livelihood opportunities.

Beneficiaries of the Scheme:

  • All SC/ST Farmers are elgible for 100% subsidy.
  • All BC farmers are eligible for 90% subsidy.
  • All Other farmers are eligible for 80% subsidy.
  • Portable Sprinklers for all category farmers are eligible for 75% subsidy limited to 1 ha. Unit only.

Budgetary Allocations         : Central Share – 60% and State Share – 40%.

URL of the Scheme :

3. Scheme Name :   Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY):

Scheme Description             :  Providing subsidy to farmers under Vegetable Seedlings, Permanent Pandals and Mulching scheme.

Objectives of the Scheme:


1.Hybrid Vegetable Seedlings Distribution: 

  • To encourage farmers to take up vegetable cultivation on large scale with hybrids.
  • To improve the productivity of vegetables per unit area and to get maximum returns per unit area.
  • To ensure availability of vegetable throughout the year.
  • To encourage new farmers to take up vegetable cultivation on commercial scale in non-traditional areas.

2.Construction of Permanent Pandals:

  • Promotion of Creeper vegetables like Gourds and Pandals.
  • Enhancing the productivity of Creeper vegetables per unit area.
  • Enhancing quality of vegetable produce by reduced pest & disease incidence.
  • To support the farmers to establish permanent pandals for Creeper vegetables cultivation.


  • To encourage the Horticulture farmers towards Plastic Mulching in cultivation of Horticulture crops. 

  Beneficiaries of the Scheme: All the Vegetable cultivating farmers of Telangana State.

  Budgetary Allocations         : Central Share – 60% and State Share – 40%.

4.Scheme Name: National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP):

Scheme Description         : 

                        The GOI has launched a new Centrally sponsored scheme namely, National Mission on Edible Oils-Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) from 2O2l-22 to 2025-26.  The Mission proposes to cover an additional 6.5 lakh hectares under Oil Palm in the country by the year 2025-26

Objectives of the Scheme:

  1. Concept of a Viability Price of Fresh Fruits Bunches (FFBs) has been introduced as assured returns to the oil palm farmers.
  2. For assured payment to the farmers, a concept of formula price for the FFBs shall also be declared which will replace the CACP formula of 2012.
  3. In the new scheme, if the payment to the farmers by the industry is below the Viability Price, the Government of India will provide a viability gap funding to ensure that the farmers payment reaches the Viability Price.

Beneficiaries of the Scheme:

            The category-wise allocation of fund for SC/ST category will be in proportionate to the state population. At least 30% of the benefit flows to women farmers and 33% to small and marginal farmers.

Budgetary Allocations      :  Central Share – 60% and State Share – 40%.