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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.
i. Enhancing value realisation of TOP farmers by targeted interventions to strengthen TOP production clusters and their FPOs, and linking/connecting them with the market.
ii. Price stabilisation for producers and consumers by proper production planning in the TOP clusters and introduction of dual use varieties.
iii. Reduction in post-harvest losses by creation of farm gate infrastructure, development of suitable agro-logistics, creation of appropriate storage capacity linking consumption centres.
iv. Increase in food processing capacities and value addition in TOP value chain with firm linkages with production clusters.
v. Setting up of a market intelligence network to collect and collate real time data on demand and supply and price of TOP crops.
The scheme will have two-pronged strategy ofPrice stabilisation measures (for short term) and Integrated value chain development projects (for long term).
NAFED will be the Nodal Agency to implement price stabilisation measures. MoFPI will provide 50% of the subsidy on the following two components:
i. Transportation of Tomato Onion Potato(TOP) Crops from production to storage;
ii. Hiring of appropriate storage facilities for TOP Crops;
i. Capacity Building of FPOs & their consortium
ii. Quality production
iii. Post-harvest processing facilities
v. Marketing / Consumption Points
vi. Creation and Management of e-platform for demand and supply management of TOP Crops.
Proposals for seeking assistance under the scheme are invited . To view notice inviting proposals (Click Here).The applicant fulfilling the eligibility criteria under the scheme is required to submit the online application on SAMPADA portal of the ministry (Click Here).
Dr. Atya Nand
Ministry of Food Processing Industries,
Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg,