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Government of Tamil Nadu

Department of Horticulture and Plantation Crops

Urban Horticulture Development Scheme

Do it yourself vegetable kit


Guideline on

Promotion of Nutrition Garden on Roof Top

DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE AND PLANTATION CROPS,


RD
CHEPAUK, AGRICULTURE NEW COMPLEX, 3 FLOOR, CHEPAUK, CHENNAI 600 005
Telephone No.044-28521645; e.mail : dirhortitn@yahoo.com

Urban Horticulture Development Scheme


Do-it-yourself vegetable kit
I.

II.

III.

Objective
1. Motivating city dwellers to grow fresh vegetables in the proximity of major urban
centres of Chennai & Coimbatore.
2. Dissemination of cultivation technology to urban people of Chennai and
Coimbatore.
3. Provide Nutritional Security.
Area of Implementation
1. Chennai & Coimbatore metropolitan city areas.

Selection of Beneficiaries
1. All residents of Chennai and Coimbatore are eligible.
IV. Subsidy Pattern
1. 50% subsidy to the cost of Kit. A beneficiary can avail maximum of 5 units.
V.
Scheme Components - INPUT REQUIREMENT DETAILS PER UNIT
Quantity /
Sl. NO
Name of the Input
Per kit.
Co-extruded, UV treated and co-extruded LDPE Sealed Polythene
bag shall be of 11 L x11 W square base. The height also the
1
20 Nos.
same 11 excluding gasetting to create bottom base. (outer white
inner black) with compressed cocopith 2 kg bricks.
2
Vegetable Seeds kit containing the following seeds.
a. Brinjal
5 g.
b. Tomato
5 g.
c. Chillies
5 g.
d. Bhendi
20 g.
e. Cluster beans
20 g.
f. Bush beans
20 g.
g. Radish
20 g.
h. Amaranthus
100 g.
i. Coriander
100 g.
3
Polythene spreading sheet ( 4m x 4m ) White
1 No.
4
Azadiractin ( 100 ml. pack)
100 ml
5
Azospirillum ( 200 g pack)
200 g.
6
Phosphobacteria ( 200 g pack)
200 g.
7
Pseudomonas ( 50 g pack)
50 g.
8
Trichoderma Viridi ( 50 g pack)
50 g.
9
Plastic Hand Sprayers ( 1 lit. capacity)
1
10
Plastic rose can ( 5 lit. Capacity)
1
11
Hand Digging Fork (Plastic handle with steel power coated metal)
1
12
Hand Trowel / Soil scoop (Plastic handle)
1
13
Protray ( 50 holes)
1
14
Water soluble Fertilizer (19:19:19)
1 Kg.
15
Technical Booklet
1

(2)
VI.

Scheme Implementation
1. Advertisement and Publicity should be given by the extension officials.
2. The details of the components cost of inputs and subsidy pattern will be available in
the http://tnhorticulture.tn.gov.in
3. The beneficiary can apply and pay 50% of cost either online or in person.
4. Do-it-yourself kit will be supplied from, Perambur, Annanagar and Thiruvanmiyur
depots of Chennai district and Deputy Director of Horticulture, Thadagam Road,
Coimbatore office.
5. The date and place of supply of inputs will be intimated through online or by
extension officials.
6. The beneficiary can get the Do-it yourself kit at specified place within the cutoff date
at their own expenses.
7. The beneficiary can avail up to maximum of 5 units.
8. A separate Bank account should be opened by DDH, Coimbatore and Chennai for
online payment and registration purpose exclusively for the scheme.
9. Beneficiary lists should be maintained and sent along with the progress report.

VII.

VIII.

Campaigns
1. Thaipattam campaigns should be conducted where public and gathering in large
numbers.
Programme for 2013-14
Name of the District
Physical
Financial ( Rs. In lakhs)
( No. of Kits)
@ Rs.3300 per kit.
Chennai
9500
313.500
Coimbatore
3000
99.000
Total
12500
412.5000
The allocated targets both physical and financial should be achieved in time.

IX.

X.

Progress Report
The progress report should be sent every fortnight ending 15th and 30/31st without
fail.
Field Inspection and Follow up
100% inspection by Horticulture Officer.
25% Inspection by Deputy Director of Horticulture.
Sd/ Satyabrata Sahoo
Commissioner,
Department of Horticulture and Plantation Crops,
Chennai-5.
(By Order)
Joint Director of Horticulture (PLN)

DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE AND PLANTATION CROPS


From
Thiru.Satyabrata Sahoo, I.A.S.,
The Commissioner,
Department of Horticulture and Plantation
Crops,
Chepauk, Chennai.5

To
The Deputy Director of Horticulture,
Chennai & Coimbatore.

Letter No.SS1 /8573/2012 dated: 26 .11.2013


Sir,
Sub:

Horticulture Urban Horticulture Development Scheme Implementation of Do it


yourself kit Scheme at an outlay of Rs.500.00 lakhs in Chennai and Coimbatore
Metropolitan cities for the year 2013-14 Guidelines 2013-14 - communicated reg.

Ref:

G.O.Ms.No.192 Agri(H2) Dept. dated: 20.09.2013.


2 . This office letter No.BRS1/17133/2013 dated: 4.11.2013.
***

In response to the reference cited, the budget allocation for Do it yourself kit under
UHDS 2013-14 has been communicated. Now the guidelines for the implementation of the
scheme for the year 2013-14 is enclosed herewith.
It is requested to identify the beneficiaries immediately and kept ready for the distribution
of kit after the finalization of the tender.
Wider publicity should be given for the scheme. Since, it is announcement made by the
Honble Minister of Agriculture, Attention should be given and action taken should be reported to
this office immediately.
Encl: Guidelines 2013-14.
For Commissioner of Horticulture

O.N. Submitted.
Sub:

Ref:

Horticulture Urban Horticulture Development Scheme


Implementation of Do it yourself kit Scheme at an outlay of Rs.500.00
lakhs in Chennai and Coimbatore Metropolitan cities for the year 201314 Guidelines 2013-14 communicated to concerned district officers
submitted - reg.
G.O.Ms.No.192 Agri(H2) Dept. dated: 20.09.2013.
2 . This office letter No.BRS1/17133/2013 dated: 4.11.2013.
3. UHDS 2013-14 (Do it your self kit )
Draft Guideline approved by CoH&PC on 22.11.2013.
4. Corrigendum issued vide MD, TANHODA/Urban Tender/10294/2013
dated: 25.11.2013.
***

As per pre bid meeting held on 18.11.2013, It has been decided to modify the specification of

compressed cocopith with sealed polythene cover. The same has been issued as corrigendum on
25.11.2013. Hence, accordingly the specification modified and included in the revised guidelines.
A draft letter to DDH, Chennai and Coimbatore is put up for approval.

SS/8573/2012
O.N. Submitted:
Sub :

Horticulture Urban Horticulture Development Scheme Implementation


of do-it yourself kit Scheme at an outlay of Rs.500.00 lakhs in Chennai
and Coimbatore Metropolitan cities Draft Guidelines submitted for
approval - Reg.

Ref :

1. G.O. Ms. No. 192 Agriculture (H2) Department dated 20.09.2013


*****

In the reference 1st cited. Govt. have accorded sanction for a sum of Rs.500.00
lakhs for the implementation of Do-it-yourself kit under Urban Horticulture Development
Scheme in Chennai and Coimbatore Metropolitan cities during 2013-14. A draft Guideline for the
implementation of UHDS is submitted for kind persual and approval.

SS1/8573/2012
Urban Horticulture Development Scheme
Implementation of do-it yourself kit Scheme at an
outlay of Rs.500.00 lakhs in Chennai and Coimbatore
Metropolitan cities

Draft Guideline