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. 

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