Himachal Horticulture
Agri Business Promotion Facility (ABPF)

About Project

The Government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP) is implementing a World Bank funded project, namely Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project (HPHDP) with the objective “to support small farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in Himachal Pradesh to increase the productivity, quality and market access of selected Horticulture commodities”.

HPHDP has four components (i) Horticulture production and diversification, (ii) Value addition & Agro-enterprise development, (iii) Market development and (iv) Project management.

Agri-Business Promotion Facility (ABPF) is a sub component of Value addition & Agro-enterprise development which focuses on investment promotion in Horticulture sector in the state.

Key business opportunities in Agri / Horticulture Sector :

  • Setting up of modern nursery for temperate fruits
  • Fruit & Vegetable processing
  • Apple Grading & Packing Unit
  • Apple Chips
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Honey production & processing
  • Support structure for high-density plantations (Trellis & anti-hail net)
  • Flower bulb multiplication
  • Plant tissue culture units
  • Setting up of packaging units
  • Plant nutrition testing lab
  • Horticulture management agency


About ABPF

The Government of Himachal Pradesh, through Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project (HPHDP) intends to promote private investment in horticulture sector of the state.

For this purpose, the project has established Agri-Business Promotion Facility (ABPF) with a dedicated team of professionals to support interested entrepreneurs and existing businesses in value addition & agro-enterprise development.

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Mentor / Mentee Corner

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Investor Outreach

Project Profiles

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Matching Grant Scheme - Request for Application

Investor Meet

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Contact Us / ABPF Team

ABPF Team, Shimla
Biri Singh, Agri-business Specialist
E-mail Id: hdp-abs-hp@gov.in
Solan - Abhay Thakur(+91 9311018839)
Mandi - Manoj Kumar(+91 9811185010)
Kangra - Ashish Yadav(+91 6283566648)
Shimla - Yogesh Sharma(+91 8894497175))

Contact us at:
ABPF Cell,
Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development Project HPHDP, Dyerton Bizbub, Tolland Bypass,
Shimla (H.P.)- 171001 Phone no, 0177- 2674465, 2674937