Operation Green Scheme

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Context:

  • Recently the Central Cabinet is likely to consider a proposal to launch a new scheme ‘Operation Green’.

About Operation Green

  • The Operation Green or the TOP Scheme is a simple scheme, announced in this year’s Budget, will be implemented on a pilot basis for two years after the Cabinet nod.
  • It has a corpus of Rs 500 crore to aid farmers in times of erratic price fluctuation.
  • TOP scheme will focus only on three produce tomatoes, onions, and potatoes.
  • Three clusters for each produce have already been identified. 
  • The clusters will be linked directly to the markets.
  • The state governments will be roped in.
  • The subsidy will be given for setting up of the storage facility near the consumption centers.
  • The Operation Greens aims to promote farmer producers organizations, agri-logistics, processing facilities, and professional management. 

Source:PIB