Welcome to HPSHIVA
Himachal Pradesh is one of the smaller states in India being 17th in terms of size and 21st in terms of population. Around 50% of its area is mountains and less than 10% area is under cultivation. More than 90% of the population resides in rural area and about 62% of population is engaged in agriculture activities. The total contribution of agriculture-horticulture sector to state’s gross value is less than 15%.
Himachal Pradesh Subtropical Horticulture, Irrigation & Value Addition (HPSHIVA) project has been conceived to harness the potential of horticulture in the subtropical climate area of the state. In the state, income disparity can be seen between temperate horticulture farmers and subtropical horticulture farmers.The migration of youth population, abandoning of agricultural activities, inefficient utilization of irrigation potential and need for crop diversification (Apple alone comprises 79% of state’s fruit production) has necessitated a project like HPSHIVA.
Hon'ble Chief Minister,H.P.
Hon'ble Horticulture Minister,H.P.
Horticulture growth in HP
February 18, 2020
Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Minister, Mahender Singh Thakur called upon the scientists and field staff to address the problems of even small farmers
Increase in Annual Horticulture Income
September 2, 2019
Shimla-Himachal Pradesh's annual income from Horticulture is approximately Rs. 3000 to Rs. 5000..