Know about Operation green:
The idea behind Operation Greens is to double the income of farmers by end of 2022.
Operation is essentially a price fixation scheme that aims to ensure farmers are given the right price for their produce.
Operation Greens aims to promote farmer producers organisations, agri-logistics, processing facilities and professional management.
The operation aims to aid farmers and help control and limit the erratic fluctuations in the prices of onions, potatoes and tomatoes. It was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech.
Importance of Operation greens:
- Operation Green (OG) wants to replicate the success story of Operation Flood, in fruits and vegetables, starting with three basic vegetables—tomatoes, onions and potatoes (TOP).
- Objective:to reduce price volatility in these commodities, and thereby helping farmers augment incomes on a sustainable basis, as also provide these basic vegetables to consumers at affordable prices.