Recently, 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.
- 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.
- 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 of Price stabilisation measures (for short term) and integrated value chain development projects (for long term).