Horticulture is the science and art of producing, improving, marketing, and using fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants. It differs from botany and other plant sciences in that horticulture incorporates both science and aesthetics.
Production and consumption of high quality fruits and vegetables allows us to maintain a healthy, balanced daily diet. Flowers and ornamental plants enrich our homes and communities, and contribute to our sense of well-being. Horticulture impacts our lives on a daily basis by providing nutritious fruits and vegetables, offering visual enjoyment, and promoting recreational activities. Horticulture is the branch of agriculture that deals with the art, science, technology, and business of growing plants. It includes the cultivation of medicinalplants, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, sprouts, mushrooms, algae, flowers, seaweeds and non-food crops such as grass and ornamental trees and plants. It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture. Inside agriculture, horticulture contrasts with extensive field farming as well as animal husbandry.
Horticulturists apply their knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs.
Their work involves plant propagation and cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields, quality, nutritional value, and resistance to insects, diseases, and environmental stresses. They work as gardeners, growers, therapists, designers, and technical advisors in the food and non-food sectors of horticulture. Horticulture even refers to the growing of plants in a field or garden
To improve and educate the tribal community on basic of Horticulture
To Provide technical inputs to initiate Horticulture activities among the Tribal farmers.
To improve the soil condition by using organic fertilizers method .
To prevent Soil erosion and degradation due to run off water during heavy rain
To arrange the exposure visits /Study tour for high yielding tapioca .
To initiate adoption of scientific agricultural/ Horticulture proactive
To ensure assure source of irrigation
To use local manure from animals for vermic compost of recommended doses of fertilizers leads improve the productivity of crops.
To organize and use transporting the produces to the markets due to poor road connectivity
To ensure fixed prize for the Agriculture/Horticulture products.
To demonstration of model Horticulture farm for train the local tribal farmers
To supply Tapioca sett cutters for the cultivation for high yielding
To establish Horticulture Resource/Information Centre at Block Level
To enhancing the income of farmer there by improving livelihood status
Established tapioca farming demonstration (100 beneficiaries)
Conducted tapioca tour program (1000 beneficiaries)
Distributed tapioca cutters (500 beneficiaries)
provided 100 silver oak seedlings per farmer (750 beneficiaries)