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National Agriculture Development Plan

Updated : 14th Jul 2023
National Agriculture Development Plan

National Agriculture Development Plan

  • The rich biodiversity and agro-climatic conditions of Uttar Pradesh are suitable for the production of various types of horticultural crops.
  • In the state there is a wide area under horticulture crops such as fruits, vegetables, spices, potatoes, flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants etc.
  • These crops have special importance in getting more income per unit area, providing nutritional security, supply of raw material for food processing industries, earning foreign exchange and ultimately social and economic upliftment of the people of the state.
  • National Agriculture Development Scheme in the state 30 districts not covered by National Horticulture Mission (NHM) It is being operated on a mission pattern.
  • India under the scheme 60 percent financial assistance by the union government and 40 percent by the state government is provided.

Benefits of the scheme

  • Direct environmental protection
  • Creating awareness among the public about environmental protection
  • Increase in quality fruit production
  • Canopy management / renovation in unproductive orchards resulting in increase in production Capacity, creation of additional employment

Objective of the plan:

  • Harmonizing with the diverse agro-climatic characteristics through the comparative advantage of each state/region and its regionally based 'differentiated' strategy
  • All round development of horticulture sector through research, technology promotion, extension, post harvest management, processing and marketing management.
  • To increase horticulture production, improve nutritional security and help in income generation for farmers.
  • To synergistically support various ongoing planned programs for horticulture development
  • To promote, develop and disseminate technology through modern scientific knowledge with traditional understanding.
  • To provide employment generation opportunities to skilled and unskilled persons, especially the unemployed youth.

To achieve the above objectives the following strategy is being adopted:

  • Compact areas should be developed to ensure fair income to the farmers/producers.To ensure end-to-end holistic development, which includes production, post-harvest management, processing and marketing.
  • Increase in area coverage and production and productivity.
  • Converting areas of traditional crops into production areas of orchards, flowers, vegetables and spices.
  • To disseminate appropriate technology among farmers for hi-tech horticulture.
  • To promote capacity building by making farmers aware of the latest horticulture techniques through technology transfer.
  • To ensure all round development from one end to the other by developing compact areas to ensure fair income to the farmers/producers.
  • To promote capacity building and human resource development at all levels.

Proposal to develop a horticulture model village in every development block of UP:

By 2027, there is a target to increase the area under horticulture crops from 11.6 percent to 16 percent and food processing from 6 percent to 20 percent.


  • To take the programs of horticulture development to all the gram panchayats of the state Provision to develop a horticulture model village in each block being done.
  • Each model village will be inspected by a Deputy Director and DHO level officer. To mark the village as Model Village Flax boards will be put up outside the model village.
  • Innovative programs Under this, emphasis should be given on expanding the area and encouraging qualitative production of crops like dragon fruit, strawberry, dates, apple plum, basil etc.
  • Farmers will be manufacture the cold storage near the market. 
  • Per drop-more-crop’ under this, a provision has been made to review the districts with less progress.
  • Under this, the officials get the information received from the government in relation to water storage, water harvesting in the fields by the farmers.Publicity about subsidy will be done
  • Farmers will be encouraged to do farming with innovation and drip irrigation by organizing farmer fairs, village chaupals and various exhibitions in official villages.
  • Horticulture development schemes should be implemented effectively and under the schemes In addition to the permissible grant, the implementation of schemes should be ensured with the participation of the farmer's share.
  • According to the principle of online registration and first come first serve in all the schemes, the amount of financial assistance/grant will be transferred to the bank account of the beneficiary farmer.
  • Provision has been made for third party evaluation to study the expected impact of departmental schemes.
  • Implementing departmental plans more effectively Integrate all dimensions of horticulture development and provision will be made to develop it in the form of a cluster.
  • A special centre of excellence for the development of beekeeping In Lucknow and under protected cultivation, it was decided to mark Lucknow, Barabanki, Kanpur, Hapur and establish PaliHouse/Shade Net House.