The Department of Horticulture was bifurcated from the Department of
Agriculture in 1992. It is headed by a Director assisted by two Joint Directors and one
Sr. Fruit Technological Officer in the rank of Joint Director, Four Deputy Directors, four
Junior Officers including one Junior Accounts Officer and a host of Ministerial staff
headed by a Registrar.
The Department has established District Head Quarters Office in all the
8 (eight) District headed by District Horticulture Officer. They are assisted by one
Horticulture Officer, Asst. Horticulture Officer, four to five Horticulture Extension
Asst. And few Ministerial Staff in each District. Recently, the department has set up one
Sub-Divisional Office at Shamatore under Tuensang District.
The department has also three state subsidiary establishment ;
1. State Horticulture Nursery-cum-mushroon development Centre,
4th Mile Dimapur headed by a Research Officer.
2. Fruit Canning Factory and Citrus Farm at Longnak headed by one
subject Matter Specialist.
3. Horticulture Progeny-cum-research Farm, Pfutsero headed by a
THE POLICY OF THE DEPARTMENT.
1. A project should be not less than 10.00 Ha. On compact area
basis subject to verification by respective District Horticulture Officer about its
2. After the approval for opening of a Project, the department
used to provide fruit seedlings depending on the climatic condition at free of cost. In
the second year, a subsidy is granted which is based on actual plantation area. The grant
of subsidy will continue till the crop attains to its gestation period depending on crops.
3. Other inputs such as fencing materials, fertilizers, plant
protection chemicals, etc. are provided to the project from time to time depending on fund
4. The department encourages to take up new plantation of
orchards with the following crops under this scheme ;
2. Sweet Orange 8. Pear
10. Pomegranate, etc.
5. Passion fruit 11. Other