Horticulture

Introduction

The horticulture sector encompasses a wide range of crops namely fruit crops, vegetables crops, tuber crops, ornamental crops, medicinal and aromatic crops, spices and plantation crops. New introductions like mushroom, bamboo and bee keeping (for improving the crop productivity) further expanded the scope of horticulture. The main objective of the department is to extend Horticulture …

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Basic Information

Major Crops and their status: Sl.No Crop Extent  (Acres) Average productivity India State ITDA 1 Cashew(Kgs/acre) 17523 280 216 234 2 Mango(Mts/acre) 12403 2.64 3.38 3.36 3 Banana 3774 9.2 9.3 8.2 4 Spices (Chillies) 30000 1.45 1.49 1.47 5 Vegetables 3000 7 8 8 (Source: NHB data base-2011 for cashew & mango)

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Staffing Pattern

Sl. No. Department Name of the post No. of post Sanctioned No of posts filled No of posts vacant 1 Horticulture Project Horticulture Officer 1 1 0 2 Horticulture Horticulture Section Assistant 1 1 0 3 Horticulture Horticulture technical assistant 10 10 0 4 Horticulture Additional programme officer 4 4 0 5 Horticulture Horticulture field …

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Directory

Sl. No.  Name Designation Contact Number Email Id STD Code Office Number Fax Cell No. 1 K.Chittibabu APO Horti 08743 232658 8008365566 phoitdabcm@gmail.com   2 L.Balaji Record Asst 08743 232658 94406 Balaji3615@gmail.com FIELD STAFF PARTICULARS Sl. No.  Name Designation Contact Number Email Id STD Code Office Number Fax Cell No. 1 G.Venkateswarlu AEO 8008699229 phoitdabcm@gmail.com …

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Institutions & facilities

Sl. No Name of the Institution Location Mandal Main activities In charge Officer/Staff Contact No. 1 HNTC Garimella padu Kothagudem/ near Ramavaram Kothagudem Horticulture nursery activities, imparting training programmes to farmers   G.Venkateswara rao 80086 99229

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Targets (2012-13)

Sl. No. Item / Subject Target Target date for completion Phy. Fin. 1 Mango 2500 EGS funds September 2012 2 Cashew 1500 EGS funds September 2012

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Achievement (2012-13)

Sl. No. Item / Subject Target Date of completion Phy. Fin. 1 Mango 2351 EGS funds September 2012 2 Cashew 1137 EGS funds September 2012

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Appreciation / Awards

HNTC Garimellapadu received award for best Horticulture farm in the state during 2005.

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Existing Schemes & Programs

Department Name of the Scheme / Programme Description Eligibility How to apply Sanctioning authority   Horticulture Area expansion of fruits Growing of Mango and cashew plantations in Dry-land horticulture areas 5.00 acres for farmer and category  ST Apply through Mandal programme officer COLLECTOR, PO ITDA, PD DWMA

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Challenges

Every farmer should have 1 hectare of land under fruit plantation for their sustainability and improve their lively hood. Improve marketing channel to tribal vegetable farmers for better prices. Introduction of new varieties in dry land horticulture areas. Improve package of practices for regular bearing and better yields.

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