Operation Greens
Market Intelligence & Early Warning System
 
News Onion: In Azadpur, the prices were at Rs.3100/quintal, onion is arriving from Maharashtra/ Rajasthan /KR are trading at Rs.4250/qtl, Afghanistan onion is trading at Rs.3875/quintal & MH/RJ goli variety is trading at Rs.1875/qtl.  Onion: In Lasalgaon the Unhali prices stood at Rs.4200/quintal and Red onion stood at Rs.4000/quintal. Potato: In Azadpur,the prices were at Rs.2920/qtl as compared to Rs.1296/quintal last year. The crop is coming from Punjab, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Potato: The Uttar Pradesh Surya potato is trading at Rs.3300/quintal, Punjab/HP potato is trading at Rs.3600/qtl whereas Gujarat LR potato at Rs.3100/quintal. Tomato: At Madanapalle, the modal prices have increased slightly during the past week at Rs.2800/quintal as compared to Rs.2200/quintal last week. Tomato: In Azadpur, the prices were at Rs.2429/qtl as compared to Rs.1646/qtl last year, the tomato crop is coming from Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The MH/KR/AP/HP variety is trading at Rs.3200/qtl. 
FAQs about the MIEWS Portal
Price and arrivals data is taken from Agmarknet portal. Besides this,prices are also polled from various markets by Agriwatch and uploaded to the portal.

Seasonal price average is calculated from the time of harvesting to the time the crop is available until the next harvesting starts depending upon the season and commodity respectively.

The following table defines the seasons used for calculations of seasonal averages:

Commodity

Season

Time Period

Potato

Rabi

1st Nov to 10th April

Off Season

11th April to 30th Oct

Onion

Kharif

1st Aug to 30th Nov

Late kharif

1st Dec to 28th Feb

Rabi

1st March to 31st July

Tomato

Kharif

1st Aug to 30th Nov

Late Kharif

1st Dec to 31st Jan

Rabi

1st Feb to 30th Apr

Summer

1st May to 31st Jul

As per the guidelines of Operation Greens, low price alert is issued when any one or more of the following conditions are met:

a) When the prices fall below preceding 3 year’s average market price at the time of harvest.

b) When the prices fall more than 50% compared to last year’s market price at the time of harvest.

c) When the prices fall below the benchmark price, if any, fixed by the State/Central Government for a specified period.

Currently the colour codes for Low Price alertsare as below:

Distance from threshold Price

Color Code

0% to 10% above threshold (Approaching)

0% to 10% below threshold (Mild)

>10% below threshold (High)

*Threshold Price is calculated on the basis of the above mentioned 3 criteria.

High price alerts are calculated on the basis of a pre-defined threshold price that is defined on the basis of historical prices and above which, some stress for the consumer may emerge. The thresholds can be set for the whole country or state-wise. Currently the Threshold Price is taken as 125% of the 3-year monthly average price for the current month.

The colourcodes for High Price alertsare as below:

Distance from threshold Price

Color Code

0% to 10% below threshold(Approaching)

0% to 10% above threshold(Mild)

>10% above threshold(High)

Rows highlighted in light yellow background indicate markets that are within the clusters identified under Operation Greens.

Rows in red font colour indicate a low price alert situation. It indicates that prices are either (a) below 3-year seasonal avg. or (b) 50% below last year's seasonal avg.or (c) a threshold price, if any, fixed by the State/Central Government for a specified period.

The MIEWS database currently contains over 4 years of historical data from Agmarknet and Agriwatch for each of the TOP crops. Currently the database contains 22,77,941 rows of price/arrival information of approximately 1300 markets from Agmarknet and 129 markets from Agriwatch.