Which of the following is/are the objectives of Natural Horticulture Mission?
1. Supply of quality planting material
2. Production and productivity improvement
3. Creation of infrastructure for post harvest management
Select the correct statements from the codes given below:

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched in 2005-06 for promotion of holistic growth of the horticulture sector comprising of fruits, vegetables, root & tuber crops, mushroom, spices, flowers, aromatic plants, cashew and cocoa. Supply of quality planting material through establishment of nurseries and tissue culture units, production and productivity improvement programmes through area expansion and rejuvenation, technology promotion, technology dissemination, human resource development, creation of infrastructure for post harvest management and marketing in consonance with the comparative advantages of each State/region and their diverse agro-climatic conditions were major programmes implemented during 2012-13.

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