Operation Greens
Market Intelligence & Early Warning System
News Onion: At Lasalgaon, the Rabi/Unhali onion prices are at Rs.3350/quintal Onion: At Azadpur the Rajasthan/Haryana origin onion was trading at Rs. 2875/quintal, Maharashtra onion was trading at Rs. 3500/quintal, Madhya Pradesh origin onion was at Rs 3500/quintal, Karnataka origin onion is at Rs. 3250/quintal and goli variety from Rajasthan was trading at Rs. 2250/quintal. Onion: The Onion retail prices in Delhi are Rs. 48/kg, in Chennai and Kolkata the prices are at Rs. 42kg and Rs. 57/kg, respectively. Potato: Sowing of potato has started in Uttar Pradesh and is expected to be at its peak next week. Potato: In Delhi, the prices are at Rs.888/quintal  Potato: In Agra the modal prices have been steady at Rs.920/quintal  Potato: At Azadpur the surya variety of Uttar Pradesh was at Rs. 1200/quintal and the chipsona variety was at Rs. 1200/quintal, Punjab/Haryana origin potato was trading at Rs. 1000/quintal. Potato: The potato retail prices in Delhi are Rs. 18/kg. In Chennai, Lucknow and Indore the prices have been steady at Rs.27/kg, Rs.19/kg and Rs.20/kg, respectively.  Tomato: In Pimpalgaon Baswant prices are at Rs. 2355/ quintal  Tomato: In Madanapalle, as per the trade sources, the prices have been steady at Rs. 3900/quintal  Tomato: At Azadpur, Delhi, the hybrid variety of Himachal Pradesh is trading at Rs. 3300/quintal, the desi variety of Karnataka is trading at Rs. 3600/quintal, the hybrid variety from Maharashtra is trading at Rs. 3400/quintal, Madhya Pradesh origin tomato Is trading at Rs. 3000/quintal and the goli variety from Himachal Pradesh/Karnataka/Maharashtra/Madhya Pradesh is trading at Rs. 1600/quintal. Tomato: The tomato retail prices in Delhi have been steady at Rs. 60/kg, in Chennai prices are Rs. 59/kg and Indore prices are at Rs. 33/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