In the budget speech of the Union budget 2018-19, a new "Operation Greens" program in the style of "Operation Flood" with a disbursement of Rs. 500 crores to support former producer organizations (FPO #), agricultural logistics, processing plants and professional administration was introduced. The ministry has therefore formulated a concept for the comprehensive development of the Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) value chain.
1. Increase in the added value of TOP farmers through targeted interventions to strengthen TOP production clusters and their FPOs and Linking / market connecting with market.
2. Price stabilization for producers and consumers through proper production planning in TOP clusters and the introduction of dual-use varieties.
3. Post-harvest losses through the development of infrastructure on the farm, development of adequate agricultural logistics, creation of sufficient storage capacities to connect consumer centers,
4. Increase in food processing capacity and added value in the TOP value chain with a fixed connection to production clusters.
5. development of a market research network to collect and collect real-time data on demand and supply and price of TOP plants.
The scheme will have a two-stage strategy: measures to stabilize prices (short term) and projects to develop integrated value chains (long term).
Short term measures to stabilize measures.
I) NAFED will be the Nodal Agency to implement price stabilization measures.
MoFPI will provide 50% of the subsidy on the following 2 components:
1. Transport of tomato, onion, and potato plants (TOP) from production to storage,
2. Procurement of suitable storage facilities for TOP crops;
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Long Term Integrated value chain development projects
Formation and Capacity Building of FPOs
1. Quality Production
2. Post-harvest processing facilities - At Farm Level
3. Post-harvest processing facilities - At Main Processing Site
5. Marketing/Consumption Points
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I. Price Stabilisation Measures
i. MoFPI will provide 50% of the subsidy through NAFED to empaneled agencies for evacuation of TOP crops from production surplus areas when price falls below three-years average market price at the time of harvest, for the following two components:
a) Transportation of TOP Crops from production to storage;
b) Hiring of appropriate storage facilities for TOP Crops
II. Integrated Value Chain Development Projects
A. Capacity Building of FPOs & their consortium
i. Formation of New FPOs in the clusters selected for TOP;
ii. Promotional Activities, Training/Workshop of Farmers and FPOs;
iii. Professional Management Support to FPOs & Federation;
B. Quality production
i. Provision for quality inputs such as seeds;
i. Setting up of Nursery and greenhouses;
ii. Setting up of protected cultivation;
iii. Mechanisation of farm practices;
iv. Promote Contract farming;
v. Varietal change based on market;
C. Post-harvest processing facilities
i. Appropriate storage at Farm level;
ii. Collection centre (CC)/Pack house;
iii. Primary processing such as sorting, grading and packaging facilities;
iv. Secondary processing – any mechanised and mobile processing facilities;
v. Appropriate transportation infrastructure;
i. Integrated multi-mode appropriate transportation;
ii. Controlled temperature/ Ventilated trucks with or without raking;
iii. Crates, rakes etc;
iv. Medium/large scale storage at regional, state and national level;
E. Marketing / Consumption Points
i. Appropriate storage facilities at aggregation/ market level;
ii. Sorting, grading and packaging facilities;
iii. Setting-up of retail outlets;
iv. Setting-up of marketing yards at the cluster level;
v. Creation of e-market;
Any other components/innovative intervention required to achieve the objective of the scheme for implementation of the project, but not covered above, may also be considered as eligible components by the sanctioning authority based on the merit of the case.
I. For Price Stabilisation Measures
As a subsidy for harvest time, 50% of the transport costs and 50% of the costs for commissioning suitable storage facilities are made available. The storage facilities are contracted for a maximum period of 4 to 6 months. NAFED is the nodal point for the payment of grants under this component to the eligible organization.
II. For Integrated value chain development projects
Since the scheme provides for the integrated development of the TOP value chain, it should preferably contain all the components listed above from A to E (paragraph 4.2) in the project for the development of the integrated value chain. Post-harvest processing plants, including secondary processing plants, become mandatory parts of the project for the development of the value chain. For projects in all areas, grants amounting to 50% of the eligible project costs are awarded, with a maximum of Rs. 50 Crore per project., the grant is 70% of the eligible project costs in all areas, with a maximum of Rs. 50 Crore per project.
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