Ongoing Programs

Coordinated programme on Horticulture Assessment and Management using Geo-informatics (CHAMAN)

CHAMAN (Coordinated programme on Horticulture Assessment and Management using geo-informatics) was initiated in September 2014 by Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture under the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH).This project shall asses the management of various Horticulture Department Projects using remote sensing, GIS and collateral field data.
Karnataka is one of the major contributors in horticulture sector of the country. The total horticulture crops are grown in an area of 15.30 lakh ha with an annual production of 118 lakh tons.


The main objectives of the project are:

  • Area assessment and production forecasting of major horticultural crops in selected district of the state.
  • Geospatial applications for Horticultural Development and Management Planning.
  • Detailed scientific field level studies for developing technology for crop identification, yield modelling and disease assessment.

The work components of the study are as follows

  • Complete horticulture mapping for Tumkur district
  • Site suitability study for Pomegranate in Chitradurga district
  • Generation of database of poly-houses in Bangalore Rural district.
  • Extending technical support to NHRDF for vegetable crop mapping.