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Coordinated programme on Horticulture Assessment and Management using geoiNformatics

NEW DELHI: Since many of the horticulture crops are grown in small plots, road side or in the back of the houses and do not have single harvesting, it is difficult to assess their production. Many horticulture crops have multiple pickings in a single season. In view of above difficulties, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare has launched a project called Coordinated programme on Horticulture Assessment and Management using geoiNformatics (CHAMAN). The programme has the objective to develop and firm up scientific methodology for estimation of area and production under horticulture crops. It has two main components namely: (1) Remote sensing (RS) Technology and (2) Sample Survey (SS) methodology for estimation of area and production of horticultural crops. Using both of these methodologies, assessment of area and production of major horticulture crops is being done on pilot basis in 11 states.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,  Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya in Lok Sabha on Tuesday.