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Integrated Horticulture Sector Management System (IHSMS)

Department of Horticulture, Government of Himachal Pradesh

Welcome to IHSMS, Department of Horticulture, Govt. of H. P.

About Department of Horticulture

The State Department of Horticulture functions with the objective of building a prosperous Himachal through scientific development of horticulture by harnessing the natural resources for the development of a sustainable system of agriculture in the hilly areas. The Department came into existence in September 1970. The pragmatic policies for the development of horticulture of the State Government combined with their adoption by the farmers has resulted in transformation of the horticulture industry of Himachal Pradesh. The State has earned the distinction of being the Apple State of India. Read more...



Himachal Pradesh displays strong comparative advantage & potential for producing & supplying high value horticulture commodities. The state’s agriculture is dominated by high value horticulture commodities, which account for about 44 percent of the cropped area and contribute about 48 percent of agricultural gross state domestic product (GSDP). Horticulture in HP has been responsible for many of the positive outcomes in employment, wages, and in turn, poverty reduction. The development of horticulture in HP is envisaged with assistance of World Bank funded Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project (HPHDP)

To support small farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in Himachal Pradesh, to increase the productivity, quality, and market access of selected horticulture commodities

To achieve the vision, HPHDS has envisaged implementation of Integrated Horticulture Sector Management System (IHSMS) under HPHDP. Read more...

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