National Horticulture Mission was launched in 2005-06 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme to promote holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies.
The scheme has been subsumed as a part of Mission for Integration Development of Horticulture (MIDH) during 2014-15.
This is a centrally sponsored scheme.
During the 10th Plan, the Government of India assistance was 85% with 15% contribution by the State Governments.
The main objectives of the Mission are—
 To provide holistic growth of the horticulture sector through an area based regionally differentiated strategies which include research, technology promotion, extension, post-harvest management, processing and marketing, in consonance with comparative advantage of each State/region and its diverse agro-climatic feature;
 To enhance horticulture production, improve nutritional security and income support to farm households;
 To establish convergence and synergy among multiple on-going and plan programmes for horticulture development;
 To promote, develop and disseminate technologies, through a seamless blend of traditional wisdom and modern scientific knowledge and
 To create opportunities for employment generation for skilled and unskilled persons, especially unemployed youth.
Chairman— Minister of Agriculture
Members— Ministers of Commerce, Health, Finance, Food Processing Industries, Panchayati Raj, Science & Technology, Rural Development, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are its members.