Operation Greens

The Ministry has formulated a scheme to promote Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs), agri-logistics, processing facilities and professional management for integrated development of Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) value chain.


  1. Enhancing value realisation of TOP farmers by targeted interventions to strengthen TOP production clusters and their FPOs, and linking/connecting them with the market.
  2. Price stabilisation for producers and consumers by proper production planning in the TOP clusters and introduction of dual use varieties.
  3. Reduction in post-harvest losses by creation of farm gate infrastructure, development of suitable agro-logistics, creation of appropriate storage capacity linking consumption centres.
  4. Increase in food processing capacities and value addition in TOP value chain with firm linkages with production clusters.
  5. Setting up of a market intelligence network to collect and collate real time data on demand and supply and price of TOP crops.

Pattern of Assistance:

1. For Price Stabilisation Measures

50% of cost of transportation and 50% of cost of hiring appropriate storage facilities will be provided as subsidy at the time of harvest. Storage facilities will be hired for a maximum period of 4 to 6 months. NAFED will be nodal agency for disbursement of subsidy under this component to the eligible organization.

2. For Integrated value chain development projects

  • The projects will be eligible for grant-in-aid @50% of the eligible project cost in all areas, subject to maximum Rs. 50 crore per project. However, in case where PIA is/are FPO(s), the grant-in-aid will be @70% of the eligible project cost in all areas, subject to maximum Rs. 50 crore per project.

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