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Department of Horticulture

Horticulture Sector has become one of the major drivers of growth in India. Horticulture sector provides employment opportunities across primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. Horticulture crops, particularly fruit crops are relatively resilient to changes in weather conditions. Vegetables are mostly grown by small and marginal farmers and augment the income of farmers. The percentage share of horticulture crops in value of total agriculture output is around thirty percent. It is matter of pride that India is the second largest producer of vegetables and fruits in the world. Karnataka is considered as "Horticultural state" in the entire country as it has made tremendous and versatile achievements in the field of horticulture. The current horticultural crops in the state are grown at 20.63 lakh hectares, with an annual yield of 185.20 lakh metric tonnes. The average productivity of horticultural crops in the state is 8.98 metric tonnes per hectare. In order to provide impetus to the Horticulture Sector, Government of Karnataka has taken several initiatives. The major central and state government schemes being implemented are NHM, RKVY, PMKSY, CDB, Krishi Bhagya and CHD.