The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the "Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture" that would also generate employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled workers in rural and urban areas, a statement said.

The cabinet committee also approved the continuation of the ongoing state Plan Scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana in the 12th plan (2012-13 to 2016-17) with an outlay of Rs 63,246 crore.

The committee further approved implementation of the ongoing centrally-sponsored "Livestock Health and Disease Control" scheme in the 12th Plan with certain modifications at an investment of Rs 3,114 crore.

(Agencies)

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