Organization Structure

Board of Directors
The management of all the activities of NHB is undertaken by a paramount body, "Board of Directors", which is headed by the Hon'ble Union Agriculture Minister as its President and Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Agriculture as its Vice-President. Other Members of the Board are:

  • Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (Ex-Officio)
  • Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, (Ex-Officio)
  • Addl. Secretary (Hort.), Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (Ex-officio)
  • Financial Advisor, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (Ex-Officio)
  • Mission Director, National Horticulture Mission, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (Ex-officio)
  • Horticulture Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (Ex-Officio)
  • Advisor (Agriculture), Planning Commission (Ex-Officio)
  • Chairman, Agriculture & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) (Ex-Officio)
  • Eleven Representatives of Horticulture industry representing the interests of Co-operative Societies, leading horticulturists and leading exporters of horticulture produce. (To be nominated by the Central Govt.)
  • A representative of Ministry of Food Processing Industry, or any other Ministry who may be invited especially with the consent of the President. (Ex-Officio)
  • Managing Director, National Horticulture Board - Member Secretary

Managing Committee
The Union Secretary (Agriculture & Cooperation) heads the Managing Committee of the NHB as its Chairman. It has been assigned the role of General Superintendent, Direction and control of the affairs and functions of the Board. The composition of the Managing Committee is as under:

Secretary (Agriculture & Cooperation)
(Ex-Officio)
Chairman
Addl. Secretary/Special Secretary
(Incharge of Horticulture) (Ex-Officio),
Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare
Member
Financial Advisor,
Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (Ex-Officio)
Member
Chairman, Agriculture & Processed Products Export development Authority (APEDA) (Ex-Officio) Member
Horticulture Commissioner,
Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (Ex-Officio)
Member
Mission Director,
National Horticulture Mission,
Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (Ex-Officio)
Member
General Manager, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD)
(Ex-Officio)
Member
One farmers representative Member
Managing Director,
National Horticulture Board (Ex-Officio)
Member Secretary

Principal Executive
The Managing Director is the Principal Executive of National Horticulture Board