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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (990) Last page : (995)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5514

NHM Scheme Impact on Beneficiaries of Horticultural Farmers in Karnataka-An Economic Analysis

Ramesh G. B.1*, Lokesha H.2 and Vijaya B.Wali3
1Ph. D. Scholar, Department of Agricultural Economics, UAS, Raichur-584104
2Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, UAS, Raichur-584104
3Assitant Professor, Department of Agricultural Statistics, UAS, Raichur-584104
*Corresponding Author E-mail: rameshgb.palb1105@gmail.com
Received: 22.08.2017  |  Revised: 30.09.2017   |  Accepted: 5.10.2017  


NHM is a centrally sponsored scheme, launched by the Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India during 2005-06. The scheme aims at holistic development of horticulture sector duly ensuring forward and backward linkages, with the active participation of all the stake-holders including farmers and private entrepreneurs. The Mission has a strong technical support at the National and State Level provided by the National Horticulture Board, with suitably strengthened experts and technical personnel to advise, formulate, appraise and monitor the implementation of the Mission’s programme (Mruthyunjaya et al., 2011). Assistance for a number of components under NHM, particularly for the private sector involving infrastructure development such as nurseries, establishment of lab & clinics, post-harvest management and marketing is in the form of credit linked back ended subsidy. Multi stage random sampling technique has employed for identifying the sample respondents covered under NHM Scheme. The Primary data on cost, returns, income, employment and other infrastructural facilities generated collected from the sample respondents. Thus a total sample size of 240 beneficiaries and 90 non beneficiaries of NHM scheme will be interviewed. The result revealed that the distribution of land holding among beneficiaries is highest with 3.16 hectares per household per year in comparison with non-beneficiaries with 2.3 hectares per household per year. The distribution of land holding to horticulture and allied enterprises among beneficiaries was higher with 5.4 hectare per household per year in comparison with 1.5 hectare per household per year among beneficiaries. The higher income generated by beneficiaries from horticulture crop enterprises is mainly due to technological components provided under NHM scheme. The beneficiaries of NHM scheme have generated higher employment with 217 mandays in comparison with 176 mandays/ household /year. Implementation of NHM scheme has generated more employment among beneficiaries with 217 mandays per household per year in comparison with non-beneficiaries with 176 mandays per household per year. Higher employment generation is mainly attributed to perennial nature of horticultural crops whose farm practices are carried out throughout the year cultivation of horticultural crop enterprises also reduce migration in rural areas.

Key words: NHM, Income, Employment, Land Use, Technology use.

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Cite this article: Ramesh, G.B., Lokesha, H. and Wali, V.B., NHM Scheme Impact on Beneficiaries of Horticultural Farmers in Karnataka-An Economic Analysis, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 990-995 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5514