New Land Use Policy (NLUP)/ New Economic Development Policy (NEDP:

The State Government of Mizoram has launched State flagship programme - New Land Use Policy on 14th January 2011 (this day of 14th January was since then observed as State’s Labour day every year). Out of total target of 1,20,000 families to be covered by various Agriculture and Allied Departments, Horticulture Department has covered 24,838 families in four phases who take up various horticulture trades such as cultivation of M.Orange, Passionfruit, Pineapple, Grapes, Mango, Tung, Tea, Squash, Arecanut and Aloe Vera.

Besides normal NLUP programme, there is Captive Plantation under NLUP which was implemented in the year 2014, covering 497 families under Pineapple and Passionfruit trades. 1st and 2nd Phases were completed covering 17,922 families and the 3rd, 4th and Captive Plantation under NLUP are also on the verge of completion which is expected to be completed by October 2017.

New Economic Development Policy (NEDP) was launched in the year 2016- 2017 to address the problem of unproductive farming practices in Mizoram. Under NEDP, Horticulture Department took up two programmes viz., Intensive Cultivation of Off-Season Cabbage and Intensive Cultivation of Turmeric (Convergence with Mission Organic Value Chain Development, MOVCD) covering 120 and 475 families respectively. There is another important programme i.e., NLUP- NEDP Convergence, Horticulture Department where 78 families were included to take up 7 (seven) different trades such as M. Orange, Pineapple, Grape, Arecanut, Tung, Tea and more