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The Ministry of Food process and Industries (MoFPI) has refused to provide assent to the Railways proposal last month to incorporate seven major things — tea leaves, bamboo, rubber, betel nut, black pepper, mustard, and soyabean — below “Operation Greens-TOP to Total”, that provides fifty per cent grant on transportation of fruits and vegetables.

 ‘Operation Green’s high to TOTAL’ theme

·       Objective: the target of intervention is to shield the growers of fruits and vegetables from creating distress sale because of internment and cut back the post-harvest losses.

·       Eligible Crops: Fruits – Mango, Banana, Guava, Kiwi, Lichi, Papaya, Citrus, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Jackfruit; Vegetables – French beans, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chillies (Green), Okra, Onion, Potato and Tomato.

·       Any different fruit/vegetable is extra in future on the premise of advice by Ministry of Agriculture or authorities.

·       Eligible Entities: Food Processors, FPO/FPC, Co-operative Societies, Individual farmers, licenced Commission Agent, Exporters, State Marketing/Co- operative Federation, Retailers etc. engaged in processing/ promoting of fruits and vegetables.

·       Pattern of Assistance: The Ministry of FPI can give grant @ fifty you look after the price of the subsequent 2 parts, subject to the price norms:

Transportation of eligible crops from surplus production cluster to consumption centre; and/or Hiring of applicable storage facilities for eligible crops (for most amount of three months).