Top to Total scheme worth Rs 500 crore
Top to Total scheme worth Rs 500 crore

Top to Total scheme worth Rs 500 crore

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that “Operation Greens” would now be extended from tomatoes, onions, and potatoes (Top) to all fruits and vegetables.
  • The Rs 500 crore ‘Top to Total’ scheme aims to repair broken supply chains in India.
  • The Centre acknowledges and identifies that supply chains have been disrupted due to the coronavirus induced lockdown, due to which farmers are not being able to sell their produce at fair prices.
  • This is resulting in distress sale and greatly reducing the price of perishable items including fruits and vegetables.
  • The scheme is being introduced by the Centre, which will provide 50 percent subsidy on transportation from surplus to deficit markets and 50 percent subsidy on storage, including cold storage.

  • This will be implemented on a pilot basis for six months and may be expanded and extended later.
  • The FM has claimed that the scheme will not only help farmers get better prices for their produce but also reduce wastage of perishable items, and make farm produce more affordable for consumers.

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