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Commercial Horticulture Development in open field conditions on project mode from NHB

a) Activity (ies) allowed and Area norms: National Horticulture Board will take up integrated commercial horticulture development projects in open field conditions on project mode , including components viz planting material, plantation, irrigation, fertigation, mechanization, precision farming, GAP etc. for projects covering area over 2.00 ha. (5 Acres).In case of NE Region, projects having area over 1 Acre are eligible (F. No. 12-40/2016-MIDH (NHB) dated July, 2017). Integration of production unit with on farm PHM components and primary processing unit shall also be allowed in project mode. Cost of raising new plantation will vary from crop to crop, which will be taken into consideration while providing assistance to the beneficiary. Integrated production unit on Mushroom and tissue culture shall also be eligible for assistance under this component.

The components like farm machinery and PHM infrastructure, irrigation and micro irrigation etc shall be eligible under the scheme for assistance in existing/new orchards/projects to increase productivity.

b) Crop eligible: May please see from cost norms of Open field cultivation under NHB scheme.

c) Pattern of assistance: Credit linked back-ended subsidy @ 40% of the total project cost limited to Rs 30.00 lakh per project in general areas and @ 50% of project cost limited to Rs. 37.50 lakh in NE Region, Hilly States and scheduled areas.

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1.1.(d).Maximum Project costs allowed for subsidy calculation

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1.1.(e).Cost norms for Open field cultivation under NHB Scheme:
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1. Wherever cost norms are not given, cost norms available under MIDH scheme for similar activity shall be followed. In case norms are not available under MIDH schemes also, cost appraised by bank as per bank norms or approved by Competent Committee of NHB shall apply.

2. In project mode, applicant may opt for add on components as per norms given in table 1.1. (f) but unless otherwise specified, cost ceiling, as prescribed for each crop/activity shall be applied where cost of add on components exceeds prescribed ceiling .

1.1.(f).Norms for Technology Add on components and other essential components of Integrated Commercial Horticulture projects
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Components categorization:

* Commercial Horticulture, within overall cost ceiling

# Protected Cultivation, within overall cost ceiling

## Over and above overall cost ceiling

Any other add on component as may be decided by Project Approval Committee for inclusion of new item(s) may be suitably incorporated from time to time.

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