District : Chickmagalur                 

State : Karnataka

 

Horticulture Department

 

Introduction

Department of Horticulture is engaged in the holistic development of Horticulture in the state and is striving hard to help the growers of horticultural crops in the district to achieve the fullest yield potential and to maximize profits.

 

    The district consists of three agro climatic zones viz., southern transition zone, hilly zone and central dry zone.Due to variable agro-climatic conditions the district is ideally suited for the cultivation of vide varieties of Horticulture crops like fruits, vegetables, flowers, plantation crops as

well as medicinal and aromatic plants .

 

    The geographical area of the district is 722075 ha .,of which an area of 319790 ha.,comes under the cultivable area ,constituting 44.29% of the geographical area for the year 2008-09.Out of the total cultivable area , 112930 ha.,are covered under horticulture crops (excluding coffee, tea). Horticultural area in the district accounts to about 35.31% of the total cultivable area .Out of 112930 ha., of the total horticultural cropped area, the different crops covered and their extent of area is as below.

 

Sl.No

Horticulture Crops 

Extent  in Hectare

Production in Tones

1

Plantation Crops

74336

58415.28

2

Spices

13098.59

23842.6

3

Fruits

14016.13

234839.44

4

Vegetables

15922.4

222981

5

Commercial Crops

928.5

5633.77

6

Medicinal and aromatic crops

31

82

Farms and Nurseries:-

The district has 15 Horticultural Farms/Nurseries under the control of Karnataka State Horticultural Agency(KSHDA). These Farms/Nurseries were established for the following noble objective.

        To demonstrate the cultivation of various Horticultural crops in theses farms/nurseries and through which motivate the farmers for taking up commercial cultivation of these crops.

        To develop these Farms and Nurseries as the centers of propagation of quality planting materials and to supply and make available to the farming community.

        To develop them as the centers of introduction and acclimatization of new types and varieties of Horticultural crops, in order to find out their suitability to the specific agro-climatic conditions.

  Therefore, in tune with the objectives, these Farms and Nurseries have been serving the farming community since their inception, When we look from these angle, there is no doubt that theses Farms and Nurseries have largely fulfilled the purpose for which they have been established.

List of  Farms/Nurseries under the control of KSHDA :-

Sl.No.

Name

Extent in Acres.

1

Dhantaramakki Farm, Chikmagalur Taluk

9.20

2

Sakarayapatna Farm, Kadur Taluk

100.00

3

Bakenakere Farm, Kadur  Taluk

25.00

4

Kalasa  Farm, Mudigere Taluk

25.00

5

Sringeri Farm, Sringeri Taluk

8.32

6

Menasoor Farm, N.R.Pura Taluk

12.06

7

Harihara pura  Farm ,    Koppa Taluk

7.30

8

Office Nursery   Chickmagalur Taluk

1.20

9

Bijuvally Farm, Mudigere Taluk

31.32

10

B.Kanabur Farm, Narasimharajapura Taluk

32.2

11

Balagadi Farm., Koppa Taluk

5.11

12

Bintharavally Farm, Koppa Taluk

2.24

13

Thangali Farm, Kadur Taluk

12.32

14

Byagadahalli Farm, Kadur Taluk

9.36

15

Office Nursery ,Kadur Taluk.

1.07

16

Belenahally Farm,  Tarikere  Taluk

10.04

 

Schemes of the Department of Horticulture and budget outlay

 

 

1

UNDER ZILLA PANCHAYATH

Sl.No.

Name of the schemes

Rs.in lakhs

Details

D-01

Centrally Sponsored Drip Irrigation Scheme

91.00

The Department is providing subsidy for the installation of drip irrigation system at the rate of 75% up to 2 ha and at the rate of 50% above 2ha limited to maximum of 5ha per beneficiary family.

D-02

Horticulture Buildings.

20.00

Construction /Renovation of Horticulture offices/Buildings.

D-03

Maintenance of Horticultural Farms .

12.00

Creation of basic Infrastructure required for propagation and other farming related activities and also maintenance of Horticulture farms.

D-04

Seed Coconut Procurement and Nursery Maintenance.

8.00

Propagation of quality planting material of Coconut, Pepper and Sapota plants etc., and their maintenance.

D-05

Publicity and  Literature.

4.00

Printing of literature regarding pests and diseases and other new innovation. Organizing  district level flower show and also  taluk level seminars etc.

D-07

Apiculture

6.00

Training and assistance for farmers involving in Apiculture

D-10

Oil palm Development Scheme.

3.08

Assistance  for cultivation, Assistance for installation of Drip Irrigation system and purchase of machineries to oil palm growers.

2

TALUK PANCHAYATH SCHEMES

D-08

Assistance to farmers

15.00

Providing 50% subsidy for the purchase of plant protection chemicals / Bio pesticides and supplying fruit plants  to the small and marginal farmers and  also distributing ornamental pots in order to beautify the premises of  important government office and guest houses.

D-09

Training to Farmers

1.52

Providing training to the farmers regarding advanced technologies in the field of horticulture.

D-12

Tribal Sub Plan

1.48

Assistance to  develop  Horticulture crops  in the farm  to the  farmers belongs Schedule tribes.

D-13

Special component Plan

6.00

Assistance to  develop  Horticulture crops in the farm  to the  farmers belongs Schedule caste.

3

UNDER STATE SECTOR

S-03

Drip Irrigation

150.00

Assistance for farmers installation of Drip irrigation system for horticulture crops   gardens in the selected cluster.

S-04

Establishment of Areca Research station at Sringeri.

50.00

To study and to conduct Research to overcome yellow leaf disease in areca, government has Established a Areca Research Station at Sringeri.

S-08

Extension and Training

9.13

To supply and provide training material and stipend to the students of Horticulture Training centre, Bijuvally. Printing of literature regarding pests and diseases and other new innovation, Organizing district level flower show. Preparation project reports relating to the development of Horticulture, Prepare the Information’s which are necessary for the holistic development of Horticulture and disseminating it to the farmers and entrepreneurs of the district.

S-10

Development and Maintenance of Horticultural Farms and Nurseries.

10.00

Creation of basic Infrastructure required for propagation and other farming related activities and also maintenance of Horticulture farms. The Department is producing genuine/true to type planting materials in the departmental farms and selling it to the farmers at reasonable price.

S-13

Scheme for Integrated Maintenance of Pest and disease.

9.00

Providing 50% subsidy for the purchase of plant protection chemicals / Bio pesticides to the small and marginal farmers. And also the department is producing Goniyojes nephanditis parasite in the departmental laboratories and distributing it to the farmers for free of cost in order to reduce the infestation of black headed caterpillar in coconut.

S-22

Development of Horticulture Gardens (Krishnarajendra Giridhama)

10.00

Beautification of Krishna Rajendra Giridhama.

S-06

Integrated farming for productivity improvement scheme by Coconut Development board.

84.48

a) Financial assistance of Rs.35,000 per ha in two annual installments is provided for adoption of integrated management practices in disease affected coconut gardens in the selected cluster.

 

b) 75% Financial assistance of Rs.13,125/- per ha for demonstration plants Rs.5250/- for Pest and Desease Control.

3

OTHER SCHEMES

1

National Horticulture Mission.

885.26

Department is providing assistance for Establishment of  Planting material production units, establishment of new gardens, Creation of water harvesting structures and market Infrastructure , Pollination support through bee keeping, for protected cultivation ,for Organic conversion and Certification and also for Post Harvest Management of Horticulture crops..

2

Central Micro Irrigation scheme

282.00

The Department is providing subsidy  for the   installation of drip irrigation system at the rate of  75% up to 2 ha and at the rate of 50% above 2ha limited to maximum of 5ha per beneficiary family.

3

Rashtriya Krishi vikasa Yojane (mechanization).

100.00

In order to improve farm efficiency and reduce drudgery of farm work force the department is providing subsidy for the purchase of farm machineries  at 50% limited to a maximum of Rs.50000 per beneficiary.

 

 

For More Information  Contact :-

 

District Officer: Sri. Shakeel Ahmed.

                          Deputy Director of Horticulture,

                          K.M.Road,

                          Near Bolarameshwara Temple,

                          Chickmagalur - 577 101.

                          Ph: 08262 – 235334 (O).,235394(P).

                          Email:-ddhchikmagalore[at]gmail[dot]com

                                Email:-ddh-ckm-ka[at]nic[nic]in

 

Taluk  Officers  :Sri Sadananda.

                          Senior Assistant  Director of Horticulture,

                          Dhantaramakki. Jyothinagara,

                          Chickmagalur - 577 102.

                          Ph: 08262 – 220272.

                          Email:-sadhchikmagalur[at]gmail[dot]com

                         Email:-sadhchikmagalur-ka[at]nic[dot]in

                                                        

                                  

                         Sri Vedamurthy.

                                Senior Assistant   Director of Horticulture,

                          Kadur .

                          Ph: 08267 – 221693.

                          Email:-sadhkadur[at]gmail[dot]com

                         Email:-sadhkadur-ka[at]nic[dot]in  

                          

                          Sri Thotayya.

                          Senior Assistant  Director of Horticulture,

                          Koppa .

                          Ph: 08265 – 221104.

                          Email:-sadhzpkoppa[at]gmail[dot]com

                          Email:-sadhkoppa-ka[at]nic[dot]in

 

                          Sri. Siddaraju.

                          Senior Assistant  Director of Horticulture,

                          Tharikere.

                          Ph: 08261 – 222770.

                                Email:-sadhtarikere[at]gmail[dot]com

                     Email:-sadhtarikere-ka[at]nic[dot]in

 

                         

                          Smt. Mangala. K.

                          Senior Assistant  Director of Horticulture,

                          Mudigere - 577 132.

                          Ph: 08263 – 221790.

                          Email:-sadhmudigere[at]gmail[dot]com

                          Email:-sadhmudigere-ka[at]nic[dot]in

 

                    

                                 Kum. Poornima.

                          Assistant  Director of Horticulture,

                          Sringeri .

                          Ph: 08265 – 250410.

                                Email:-adhshrungeri[at]gmail[dot]com

                         Email:-adh,sringeri-ka[at]nic[dot]in

                             

                                Smt. Seema (inchagre).

                          Assistant  Director of Horticulture,

                          N.R.Pura .

                          Ph: 08266 – 220025

                         Email:-ddhchikmagalore[at]gmail[dot]com

                         Email:- adh.nrpura-ka[at]nic[dot]in