Operation Greens
Market Intelligence & Early Warning System
 
News Onion: At Lasalgaon, Onion is trading at Rs. 1150/quintal. Onion: At Azadpur mandi of Delhi, the Rajasthan/Alwar/Haryana origin onion is trading at Rs. 1375 per quintal, Maharashtra origin trading at Rs. 1750 per quintal and Madhya Pradesh origin is trading at Rs. 1500 per quintal. Gujarat origin onion is trading at Rs. 1375 per quintal. Goli variety from Rajasthan is trading at Rs. 625 per quintal. Onion: The onion retail prices in Delhi increased by 7% last week and traded at Rs. 30/kg. In Kolkata, prices traded steady at Rs. 29/kg while in Chennai, prices were steady at Rs. 25/kg. Potato: In Delhi, the Potato prices are at Rs. 1762/quintal. Potato: In Agra, the modal prices of Potato are steady at Rs. 1485/quintal. Potato: At Azadpur, Uttar Pradesh origin ‘Chandausi’ Potato trading at Rs. 2200 per quintal. Haryana origin potato is trading at Rs. 1300 per quintal. Gujarat, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh origin potato trading at Rs. 2000 per quintal and the Goli/Gulla variety from Uttar Pradesh/Haryana/Punjab trading at Rs. 700 per quintal. Potato: The potato retail prices in Delhi increased by 4% and trading at Rs. 28/kg last week. In Chennai, prices decreased by 11% to Rs. 32/kg. Tomato: In Pune, Tomato prices are at Rs. 1000/quintal. Tomato: In Madanapalle, as per the trade sources, the Tomato prices are trading at Rs. 1000/quintal. Tomato: At Azadpur market of Delhi, the hybrid variety of Haryana origin is trading at Rs. 1520 per quintal. Desi variety from Karnataka is trading at Rs. 2200 per quintal. Desi variety from Himachal Pradesh is trading at Rs. 1998 per quintal. Hybrid variety from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand is trading at Rs. 2600 per quintal. Desi variety from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab is trading at Rs. 1400 per quintal while Goli variety from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab is trading at Rs. 600 per quintal. Tomato: The tomato retail prices in Delhi traded steady last week at Rs. 37/kg. Prices in Chennai also traded steady at Rs. 16/kg and in Indore prices were at Rs. 35/kg. 
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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 29,66,416 rows of price/arrival information of approximately 1300 markets from Agmarknet and 129 markets from Agriwatch.