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Karnataka State Horticulture Department, Lalbagh



Karnataka State Horticulture Department is an One of the major department of the government, focusing on Horticultural research and development (R & D) services and is striving hard to help the growers of horticultural crops in the state to achieve the fullest yield potential and to maximize profits.

Karnataka State Horticulture Department provides excellent opportunities in raising the income of the farmers even in the dry tracts. Karnataka having the highest acreage under dry farming in the country next only to Rajasthan, has a great potential to grow high value but less water demanding horticultural crops.

Strategic Development On Horticulture

Karnataka State Horticulture Department is reinventing a variety of solutions, ideas and modern phenomena to upgrade the quality of crops and strengthening the cultivating farms. Government of Karnataka enlists the following services from Survey And Land Records, include

Modernization of existing cold storages, by making provision for storing different commodities in multi chambered units at different temperature and relative humidity conditions.

Establishment of Horticultural Marketing Complexes across all of regions of Karnataka.

Establishment of Agro Parks

Establishment of Agri Export Zones for Crops like Grapes, Mango, Pomegranate, Aromatic and Medicinal plants and Vanilla.

Conducting training programme / scenario based education for farmers in production of quality fruits, acceptable in International Markets for export purpose.


The Department of Horticulture acts as the facilitator for creation of infrastructure facilities for marketing of fruits and vegetables in the state. The Department of Agricultural Marketing is facilitating the marketing of agricultural/horticultural produces in the state.

The Department of Agricultural Marketing recently established “Raithra Santhe” wherein the growers/farmers can bring their fruits and vegetables to the market and sell them directly to the growers.

The Department of Agricultural Marketing is also handles the notified Fruits and Vegetables in the state through APMC’S. The other marketing infrastructure in the state are,

The Department promoted HOPCOMS – a Co-operative society for marketing of horticultural produce in Bangalore which handles a quantity of 100 Metric tons of fruits and vegetables per day.

The Department promoted District Horticultural Societies in all the Districts to market Fruits and Vegetables. At present 17 District Horticultural societies are functioning in the state.

Agro Industries Corporation – a State Agency is functioning for marketing of flowers in Bengaluru.

The Department of Horticulture have initiated to modernize the fruits and vegetable market in the State through National Dairy Development Board in Bangalore , which will start functioning in Ist quarter of 2003 and expected to handle around 30% of Fruits and Vegetables required for Bangalore.

The Department also initiates to start Modernized Fruits and Vegetable market in Mysore, Hubli-Dharwar and Bijapur. The Marketing section of the Horticultural Department monitor the prices of important horticulture crops and publish the prices book annually for the use of departmental officers/officials and also submits the proposals to the Government whenever the prices of these commodities falls in the market to intervene and purchase of these commodities.

Future Trust On “Nature of horticulture”

Emphasis has to be given to achieve higher production through encouragement for Zone wise area expansion of horticultural crops, increase in productivity, use of suitable high yielding varieties, use of improved cultural practices and irrigation systems, integrated pest management and improvement of quality of the produce.


  • Branch:
    Karnataka State Horticulture Department, Lalbagh

  • Email:

  • Phone:
    +91-80-26578184 / 26571925

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  • Url:
  • Street:
    The Directorate of Horticulture

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  • Zipcode:
    560 004


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  • Added Date:
    26 September 2011

  • Modified Date:
    17 January 2017




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