Ministry of Food Processing Industries implements Central sector scheme ‘Operation Greens’

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), has been implementing a Central sector scheme ‘Operation Greens’, under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana since 2018-19, with the objective of enhancing the value realisation of farmers and minimising post-harvest losses. Under the scheme, 53 projects have been approved across the country for eligible crops in identified production clusters with grants in aid of Rs 634.59 crore for total project cost of Rs 2457.49 crore.

The scope of OG Scheme has been expanded from three crops namely tomato, onion and potato to 22 perishable crops namely mango, banana, apple, pineapple, orange, grapes, aonla/amla, pomegranate, guava, litchi, tomato, onion, potato, green peas, carrot, cauliflower, beans, gourd family {bottle gourd (loki), bitter gourd (karela), ridge/sponge gourd (torai) pointed gourd (parval) and ash gourd (petha)}, okra, garlic, ginger and shrimp, during the 15th Financial Commission Cycle (2021-26).