About Us

Maharashtra State Horticulture & Medicinal Plants Board Provides Development of Horticulture Exists to Promote Holistic Growth Of The Horticulture Sector Covering Fruits, Vegetables, Roots & Tuber Crops, Mushroom, Spices, Flowers, Aromatic Plants, and Cashew & Cocoa. The Maharashtra State Horticulture and Medicinal Plantation Board is also an agency for co- ordination of all matters related to medicinal plants under NMPB.

National Horticulture Mission(NHM) is being implemented in all the States and Union Territories of India except the North Eastern States, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttaranchal (for which a separate Technology Mission for integrated development of horticulture exists) To promote holistic growth of the horticulture sector covering fruits, vegetables, roots and tuber crops, mushroom, spices, Flowers, aromatic plants, cashew and cocoa. Programme for the development of coconut will be implemented by The Coconut Development Board (CDB), independent of the Mission.

The Activities performed by NMPB

• Agricultural and agronomic engineering consultants
• Agriculture and horticulture consultants
• Agricultural plant, machinery and equipment engineering consultants
• Vegetable production and processing consultants
• Fruit and berry production and processing consultants

Mission Stratergy

• To achieve the objectives of the National Horticulture Mission, the mission would adopt the following strategies
• Ensure an end–to-end holistic approach covering production, post harvest management, processing and marketing to assure appropriate returns to growers /producers.
• Promote R&D technologies for production, post-harvest management and processing.
• Enhance acreage, coverage, and productivity through.
   A)Diversification, from traditional crops to plantations, orchards, vineyards, flower and vegetable gardens;
   B)Extension of appropriate technology to the farmers for high-tech horticulture cultivation and precision farming.
• Assist setting up post harvest facilities such as pack house, ripening chamber, cold storages, Controlled Atmosphere (CA) storages etc, processing units for value addition and marketing infrastructure.
• Adopt a coordinated approach and promotion of partnership, convergence and synergy among R&D, processing and marketing agencies in public as well as private sectors, at the National, Regional, State and Sub-State levels.
• Where appropriate and feasible, promote National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) model of cooperatives to ensure support and adequate returns to farmers, Promote capacity-building and Human Resource Development at all levels.