SME Times News Bureau | 14 Oct, 2020
Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Narendra
Singh Tomar stated that the subsidy under Operation Greens TOP to TOTAL is a
big step towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat.
He added that under the visionary leadership of
the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries
has brought out various schemes for India’s farmers.
Under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Operation
Greens Scheme TOP to TOTAL provides 50% subsidy on transport and storage of
notified fruits and vegetables if prices of such fruits or vegetables are below
the trigger price.
Now, in addition to
direct submission of online claim to MoFPI, the transportation subsidy would
also be available under Kisan Rail Scheme under a very simplified way.
Any person, including
farmers can transport any notified fruits and vegetable crops through Kisan
Rails. Railways would charge only 50% of freight charges on these fruits and
Remaining 50% of the
freight charges will be provided as subsidy under Operation Greens Scheme by
MoFPI to the Indian Railways. The revised Scheme Guidelines has been uploaded
on the Ministry’s website on 12.10.2020.
In relaxation of other
conditions for Operation Greens – TOP to TOTAL Scheme for transportation
through Kisan Rail Scheme, all consignments of notified fruits and vegetables
irrespective of quantity and price would be eligible for 50% freight subsidy.
At present Railways is
operating three Kisan Rails between Devlali (Maharashtra) and Muzaffarpur
(Bihar), Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh to Delhi, Bangalore to Delhi and plans to
start fourth Kisan Rail from Nagpur and Warud Orange City in Maharashtra to
Eligible Crops: –
Fruits (19) - Mango, Banana,
Guava, Kiwi, Litchi, Mousambi, Orange, Kinnow, Lime, Lemon, Papaya, Pineapple,
Pomegranate, Jackfruit, Apple, Aonla, Passion fruit and Pear;
Vegetables (14): - French beans,
Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chillies (Green), Okra,
Cucumber, Peas, Onion, Potato and Tomato.