Operation Greens
Market Intelligence & Early Warning System
News Onion: At Lasalgaon, the Kharif/Lal onion is trading at Rs. 2100/quintal Onion: At Azadpur, the Rajasthan/Alwar/Haryana origin onion is trading at Rs. 2060/quintal, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh origin onion is at Rs 2250/quintal and goli variety from Rajasthan was trading at Rs. 1250/quintal. Onion: Onion retail prices in Delhi have decreased by 6% as compared to previous week and are at Rs. 29/kg. In Kolkata, prices have decreased to Rs. 42/kg. In Chennai, the prices are at Rs. 32/kg. Potato: In Delhi, the prices are at Rs. 658/quintal Potato: In Agra the modal prices have been steady at Rs. 785/quintal Potato: At Azadpur, the surya variety of Uttar Pradesh was at Rs. 700/quintal, Punjab/Haryana origin potato was trading at Rs. 700/quintal, Gujarat origin potato is trading at Rs. 1200/quintal and the Goli/Gulla variety from Uttar Pradesh/Haryana/Punjab is trading at Rs. 450/quintal. Potato: Potato retail prices in Delhi is stable at Rs. 14/kg. In Chennai, prices have decreased by 33% as compared to previous week to Rs. 22/kg while in Indore the prices have been steady at Rs.19/kg Tomato: In Pimpalgaon Baswant prices are at Rs. 1055/ quintal Tomato: In Madanapalle, as per the trade sources, the prices have cooled down to Rs. 1300/quintal Tomato: At Azadpur, Delhi, the desi variety of Rajasthan was trading at Rs. 800/quintal, the hybrid variety from Maharashtra is trading at Rs. 1600/quintal, Madhya Pradesh origin tomato was trading at Rs. 1100/quintal and the goli variety from Madhya Pradesh is trading at Rs. 480/quintal. Tomato: Tomato retail prices in Delhi have decreased by 17% as compared to previous week and prices are at Rs. 25/kg. Prices in Chennai are down by 15% and are at Rs. 27/kg and Indore prices are down by 16% and are at Rs. 15/kg. 

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, and 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 prices 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).

(I) Price Stabilisation Measures

(a) NAFED is the Nodal Agency to implement price stabilisation measures. MoFPI will provide 50% of the subsidy on the following two components:

  1. Transportation of Tomato Onion Potato(TOP) Crops from production to storage;
  2. Hiring of appropriate storage facilities for TOP Crops;

(b) A dedicated agency will be put in place for market intelligence, demand forecast, advisory to farmers on future prices, etc. related to TOP crops. Based on this market Intelligence, following objective will be met:

  1. Monitoring of supply scenario for timely market intervention
  2. Advisory to farmers to avoid cyclical production
  3. Early warning Systems
  4. Rapid response forum (eg, for quick movement of produce from glut area)
  5. Export –Import decision making

(II) Integrated value chain development projects

  1. Formation and Capacity Building of FPOs
  2. Quality production
  3. Post-harvest processing facilities-At Farm Level
  4. Post HarvestProcessing Facilities- At main Processing Site
  5. Agri-Logistics
  6. Marketing / Consumption Points