Department of Horticulture is one of the Major Departments of the state which
undertakes the development of horticulture. The Department is headed by the
Director of Horticulture and he is assisted by three Additional Director of
Horticulture and six Joint Directors of Horticulture
the district level, the Deputy Director of Horticulture under the Zilla
Panchayat looks after the extension and training programs and implements the
several District Sector Schemes. The Deputy Director of Horticulture also
assists the NABARD for extending credit facilities to farmers by providing
technical feasibility reports. He is also responsible for an overall
development of horticulture in the district.
district level, the Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture (State Sector)
looks after the maintenance of horticultural farms and nurseries. He is mainly
responsible for the propagation of planting materials and also for
implementation of various state sector and central sector schemes. The Senior
Assistant Director of Horticulture (State Sector) also implements the
Horticultural Training Programme through the Horticultural Training Centers
established in all the 20 districts of the State.
the taluka level, the Senior Assistant Director of Horticulture and Assistant
Director of Horticulture under Zilla Panchayat are implementing various
developmental programmes of the Department. They are responsible for the
overall development of horticulture in the taluk.
from the above, the Deputy Director of Horticulture and Senior Assistant
Directors at the State Headquarters look after independently certain special
programmes like plant protection, seed testing, plant nutrition, floriculture,
fruits and vegetable preservation, plantation and spices, farm information
unit, Lalbagh Botanical garden, Cubbon park etc.