Horticulture Department deals with the production and maintenance of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, spices mushroom , medicinal and aromatic plants. The cultivation of horticulture crops is highly specialized, technical and remunerative venture as compared to traditional crops being grown by the farmers. Apart from this,majority of Horticulture crops, being perishable in nature, requires systematic planning for their development. Horticulture development has assumed greater importance in recent years since this sector has been identified as remunerative for diversification of land use which provides increased employment opportunities, better return per unit area besides filling the nutritional gaps.Farmers in Haryana have also started taking up horticulture crops as a separate viable economic activity. With a view to give a boost to the growth of horticulture in the state, Haryana Govern-ment created a separate Department of Horticulture in 1990-91, which was previously a part of Agriculture Department, Haryana. The Directorate of the Department is located in Udyan Bhawan,Sector-21,Panchkula and has 21 district offices and 25 Government Garden & Nurseries across the State. These offices provide all the extension services in the field of horticulture. Further, the quality planting material is available in these nurseries.

Vision and Objectives:-

Keeping in view the emerging challenges in the field of horticulture and to provide nutritional security to the masses the department with a vision “to make Haryana Modern Fruit and Vegetable Cultivation State with a vision to lead  in domestic and export market” has earmarked the following objectives:

  • Diversification from agriculture to horticulture.
  • Doubling of horticulture production in 11th.
Five Year Plan
  • Optimal use of basic natural resources.
  • Establishment of convergence and synergy among stakeholders.
  • Improvement in productivity, yield and quality of horticulture produce.
  • Increase in economic status and thereby increase in income per unit.
  • Dissemination of latest technology at farmers field.
  • Nutritional security to people
  • Creation of export potential and earning foreign exchange