Assam’s agro-climatic conditions favour growth of a variety of fruits and vegetables like coconut, banana, pineapple, orange etc. Until recently, horticulture was practiced as a non-commercial activity. With adequate infrastructure, resources support and better know-how, this sector has tremendous potential for growth in the coming years. Opportunities exist in sourcing organically produced fruits and vegetables and value addition in the chain like processing, extraction and packaging.
Horticulture sector in Assam deals with the following crops and activities.
- Medicinal & Aromatics and
- Mushroom cultivation
Besides it deals with Bee keeping, Food processing, Micro irrigation and post-harvest management including Cold-chain development
The Horticultural Growth rate in Assam contributes in large towards overall of growth of Agriculture in the state. During 2014-15 the Growth rate of Horticulture in the state is increased to 7.6 % over 6.6 % in 2013-14.