Horticulture in Rajasthan

Horticulture is the science and art of producing, improving, marketing, and using fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants.

The importance of horticulture in improving the productivity of land, generating employment, improving economic conditions of the farmers and entrepreneurs, enhancing exports and, above all, providing nutritional security to the people, is widely acknowledged.

Developement of Horticulture in the state has been restricted by following factors:-

  • Poor quality produce
  • Lac of good quality seeds
  • Threshing in unhygienic conditions
  • Poor market intelligence
  • Lac of market information to divert  produce to desirable markets
  • No estimates available for exports of spices, Kinow, Heena, Isagol
  • Lac of certification
  • Unawareness about Sanitary & Phyto sanitary standards
  • Organic certification
  • Poor PHM Infrastructure
  •  Limited facilities for grading,  sorting & packaging
  • Inappropriate transport facilities for erishables
  • Poor Mandi infrastructure
  • Lack of net work of rural/ local markets
  • Lac of perishable cargo centre

Fluctuations in area & prod. due to frequent drought conditions, Its need of the hour to bring stability through rain water harvesting based fruit plantations having drought proofing power

State horticulture Mission’s programmes being implemented through a registered society “Rajasthan Horticulture Development Society” at the state level and and its district Horticulture Development Societies registered under socities registration act.Overall supervision and monitoring by the Director of Horticulture as State Mission Director

At State Level the different programme/ activities of NHM is being carried out by the officers of planning cell through concerned scheme in charges

At the district level, the District Mission Committee (DMC) is responsible for overall implementation of NHM programmes constituted under the Chairmanship of District Collector.

Varied agro climatic conditions favors growing of large numbers of horticulture crops in the State
Mandarin Warm humid areas of Jhalawar
Kinnow Dry and cool climate of Ganganagar
Aonla Central semi arid parts
Ber Western parts of the State
cumin Barmer, Jalore, Pali, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Tonk
Coriander Kota, Baran, Jhalawar, Bundi, Chittorgarh
Fennel Sirohi, Tonk, Jodhpur Pali
Chilli Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Tonk, S. Madhopur, Karoli
Garlic Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Baran, Jhalawar, Kota
Mehandi Pali
Aloevera Jaipur, Ajmer
Aromatic grasses Baran, Ganganagar