• Operation Green Scheme
  • 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 crores to promote Farmer Producers Organizations (FPOs), agri-logistics, processing facilities and professional management.
  • The objectives of Operation Greens scheme are:
    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.
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