Operation Greens

#In the budget speech of Union Budget 2018-19, a new Scheme “ Operation Greens” was announced on the line of “Operation Flood”, with an outlay of Rs.500 crore to promote Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs #), agri-logistics, processing facilities and professional management.

#Accordingly, the Ministry has formulated a scheme for integrated development of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) value chain.

Ministry: Ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI)


#Enhancing value realisation of TOP farmers by targeted interventions to strengthen TOP  production clusters and their FPOs, and linking/connecting them with the market.

#Price stabilisation for producers and consumers by proper production planning in the TOP clusters and introduction of dual use varieties.

#Reduction in post-harvest losses by creation of farm gate infrastructure, development of suitable agro-logistics, creation of appropriate storage capacity linking consumption centres.

#Increase in food processing capacities and value addition in TOP value chain with fi rm linkages with production clusters.

#Setting up of a market intelligence network to collect and collate real time data on demand and supply and price of TOP crops.

Salient features:

The scheme has two-pronged strategy of Price stabilisation measures (for short term) and Integrated value chain development projects (for long term).

Short term Price Stabilisation Measures

#NAFED will be the Nodal Agency to implement price stabilisation measures. MoFPI will provide ” 50% of the subsidy on the following two components:

#Transportation of Tomato Onion Potato(TOP) Crops from production to storage; “

#Hiring of appropriate storage facilities for TOP Crops;

” Long Term Integrated value chain development projects

#Capacity Building of FPOs & their consortium

” Quality production ”

Post-harvest processing facilities

” Agri-Logistics ”

Marketing / Consumption Points

Creation and Management of e-platform for demand and supply management of TOP ” Crops.

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