Operation Green is a price fixation scheme that aims to ensure farmers are given the right price for their produce. The Scheme aims to promote Farmer Producers Organizations (FPO), Agri-logistics, processing facilities and professional management of agri-produce. State Agriculture and other Marketing Federations, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO), cooperatives, companies, Self-help groups, food processors etc. can avail the financial assistance under it.
Operation Green focuses on organized marketing of Tomatoes, Onions and Potatoes (TOP vegetables) by connecting farmers with consumers. To help in the structural and infrastructure part of the scheme, agriculture market committee (APMCs) promoted markets will be connected to the e-NAM platform.
The government will also help in development of 22,000 agricultural markets.
Operation Green: Eligible Crops
Fruits- Mango, Banana, Guava, Kiwi, Litchi, Mousambi, Orange, Kinnow, Lime, Lemon, Papaya, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Jackfruit, Apple, Almond, Aonla, Passion fruit, Pear, Sweet Potato, Chikoo
Vegetables: – French beans, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chillies (Green), Okra, Cucumber, Peas, Garlic, Onion, Potato, Tomato, Large Cardamon, Pumpkin, Ginger, Cabbage, Squash and Turmeric (dry)
Any other fruit/vegetable can be added in future on the basis of recommendation by Ministry of Agriculture or State Government (List of eligible crops, selected surplus production clusters and trigger price for intervention under the scheme – Please Click Here).
Operation Green: Last Date
Last date for submission of online applications for Operation Greens is 31st December, 2020 on or before 11:59 PM.
Operation Green: Duration
The Duration of Scheme is for a period of six months from the date of notification, 11/06/2020.
Operation Green: Eligible Entities
The eligible entities of Operation Green are those engage in in processing/ marketing of fruits and vegetables such as Food Processors, FPO/FPC, Co-operative Societies, Individual farmers, Licensed Commission Agent, Exporters, State Marketing/Co- operative Federation, Retailers etc.
Operation Green: How to apply
The applicant should register on the portal before carrying out transportation/storage of fruits and vegetables. For Registration, please.
Eligible entities can comply with the aforesaid essential criteria may undertake the transportation and/or storage of notified crops from notified surplus production cluster, without any prior approval from MoFPI and thereafter submit their claim on online portal https://www.sampada-mofpi.gov.in/.