NHB

National Horticulture Board
Introduction
National Horticulture Board (NHB) was set up by the Government of India in 1984 as an autonomous society under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Board has its Head Quarter in Institutional Area, Sector 18, Gurgaon (Haryana).
The Managing Director is the Principal Executive of NHB who implements various schemes under overall supervision and guidance of the Board of Directors of NHB as well as the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India..

Aims & Objectives of NHB Schemes
The broad aims & objectives of all the above mentioned schemes are as under : -
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Development of hi-tech commercial horticulture in identified belts
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Development of modern post-harvest management infrastructure as integral part of area expansion projects or as common facility for cluster of projects
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Development of integrated, energy efficient cold chain infrastructure for fresh horticulture produce,
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Popularization of identified new technologies / tools / techniques for commercialization / adoption, after carrying out technology need assessment,
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Assistance in securing availability of quality planting material by promoting setting up of scion and root stock banks / mother plant nurseries, carrying out accreditation/ rating of horticulture nurseries and need based imports of planting material,
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Promotion and market development of fresh horticulture produce,
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Promotion of field trials of newly developed/ imported planting materials and other farm inputs, production technology, PHM protocols, INM and IPM protocols, and applied R&D programmes for commercialization of proven technology.
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Promotion of  applied R & D for standardizing PHM protocols, prescribing critical storage conditions for fresh horticulture produce, bench marking of technical standards for cold chain infrastructure etc.,
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Transfer of technology to producers/farmers and service providers such as gardeners, farm level skilled workers, operators in cold storages, work force carrying out post harvest management including processing of fresh horticulture produce, and to the master trainers,
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Promotion of consumption of horticulture produce and products.
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Setting up Common Facility Centers in Horticulture Parks and Agri-Export Zones.
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Strengthen market intelligence system by developing, collecting and disseminating horticulture database,
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Carrying out studies and surveys to identify constraints and develop short and long term strategies for systematic development of horticulture and providing technical services including advisory and consultancy services.




- Source&Official website of NHB:http://nhb.gov.in