“HP Shiva Project: Boosting fruit cultivation & diversity in Himachal Pradesh. 5-year plan to benefit 15,000 farmers & orchardists. Details here about Asian Development Bank’s HP Shiva Project.”
The Asian Development Bank’s Project Readiness Financing Mission team, led by Ms. Sunae Kim, Team Leader for the HP Shiva Project, recently met with Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu to discuss the objectives and scope of the mission. The HP Shiva Project is a significant project for the state of Himachal Pradesh, and the Chief Minister was keen to ensure that the mission team had a clear understanding of the project’s goals.
Asian Development Bank’s HP Shiva ProjectProject Objectives
During the meeting, the Chief Minister informed the team that 257 clusters had been selected for the first phase of the Rs. 1292 crore HP Shiva main project. The project aims to benefit approximately 15,000 farmers and orchardists by setting up orchards in an area of 4,000 hectares. The Chief Minister also highlighted that the project would be implemented over five years, and sub-tropical fruit-crop gardens would be set up in about 400 clusters on a total of 6,000 hectares of land in two phases.
Increasing Fruit Diversity
The Chief Minister stressed the importance of the plantation of various other fruit plants that could be grown in the low-lying areas. The plantation of different types of fruit trees would increase fruit diversity in the area and provide greater opportunities for the farmers.
The HP Shiva Project is an important project for the state of Himachal Pradesh, and the meeting with the Asian Development Bank’s Project Readiness Financing Mission team was a significant step in ensuring the project’s success. With the Chief Minister’s support and the expertise of the mission team, the project has the potential to benefit thousands of farmers and orchardists in the state and boost the economy.