Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR) under Indian Council of Agricultural Research,(IIHR), New Delhi, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, is a premier institute established in 1967. In 2017, the Institute proudly celebrated its Golden Jubilee year of its existence. IIHR is involved in basic, strategic, anticipatory and applied research on various aspects of fruits, vegetables, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic plants and mushrooms. The institute has its headquarters at Hessaraghatta, Bengaluru (spreadover 263 ha), and Horticultural Experiment Stations at Bhubaneswar in Odisha and Chettalli in Karnataka with two Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) located at Gonikoppal in Kodagu and Hirehalli in Tumkur districts of Karnataka State. The institute is playing a pivotal role in boosting horticultural growth in the country through technology development in the areas of trait-specific varieties of fruits, vegetables, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic crops and mushrooms focusing on water prudence, climate resilience and tolerance to different biotic and abiotic stresses supported by a range of farmer-friendly technologies, including soil and plant health management, post-harvest management and value addition and farm mechanization. The institute takes pride in being an innovative hub leading to commercialization of a number of innovations in the area of seed and quality planting materials, diagnostics, bio-control, biopesticide and micro-nutrient formulations, soil health enhancers, microbial decomposers andgender-mainstreaming technologies resulting in mitigating problems in real-time farming situations. The institute also empowered the growers and other stakeholders through gapanalysis, technology refinement and knowledge sharing mechanisms. Through Business Planning and Development (BPD) unit and Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC),the institute ensures knowledge management of its outcomes to the stakeholders and offers theservices of technical guidance, supply of farmer-friendly literature and technology commercialization. There are 25 teams of scientists providing interface to the farmers in different adopted villages in and around Bangalore under Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (MGMG) programme for promoting horticulture and soil health cards are being issued under this programme.