The area and production of horticultural crops are increasing rapidly in the state. At present, 8 lakh 61 thousand 663 hectares of horticulture crops are being taken in the state of Chhattisgarh and their annual production has exceeded one crore metric tons. Several facilities and provisions have been made in the new industrial policy by the state government for setting up processing and value addition based units, so that farmers can get better prices for their produce.
Due to the climatic diversity of the state of Chhattisgarh, there is immense potential for cultivation of all types of horticultural crops. Pear, grapes, tea, coffee, cashew, strawberry, alucha in the hilly region of Surguja region, dragon fruit, plum, mango, guava, banana lime and coconut, cashew, coffee, cinnamon, in the plateau region of Bastar in the plains of the state. Considering the immense potential of bay leaf and pepper production, their cultivation and commercial production are being encouraged. All types of vegetables are being cultivated in the state. Government of Chhattisgarh is taking initiatives to increase the income of farmers and connect youth with employment by promoting the cultivation of fruits, flowers and vegetables and spices and their commercial production in the state.
The Godhan Nyaya Yojana is unique in itself, starting from the Hareli festival on July 20, 2020, in the state of Chhattisgarh. The state of Chhattisgarh is the only state in the world to buy cow dung for 2 rupees from the villagers, farmers and go-palko. Through this scheme, the Chhattisgarh government has made a meaningful effort to provide direct benefits to the villagers and cow farmers by ensuring the system of cow dung purchase, while on the other hand, organic farming has been promoted in the state of Chhattisgarh by producing large-scale organic manure Initiative to give. The establishment of Mahatma Gandhi Horticulture and Forestry University is another step in the direction of the farmer friendly policies of the State Government and the well being of the farmers of Chhattisgarh State.