New Delhi: The 32nd meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Horticulture Board (NHB) was held in New Delhi today under the chairmanship of the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Chairman of the Board, Narendra Singh Tomar. It was decided that the process of approval of horticulture projects will be simplified for the farmers.
As a follow up on this process, the scheme design, application filing system, documentation and approval process have been further simplified. The new simple design will come into effect from January 1, 2023. Union Minister Tomar expressed the hope that this process will make the system more transparent and efficient, promote Ease Of Doing Business for the benefit of the farming community and generate more hi-tech commercial projects for NHB funding. In the new design, NHB has also taken initiative to promote convergence of Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) scheme with its credit linked subsidy schemes.
Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary and Shobha Karandlaje, Secretary Manoj Ahuja, Additional Secretary Abhilaksh Likhi, Joint Secretary Priyaranjan, government and non-government members presented suggestions in the meeting.