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Operation Greens to bail out tomato farmers

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Excessive volatility in tomato costs has been inflicting extreme losses to farmers yearly. With costs oscillating from as little as ₹1 a kg to ₹60 and above, farmers find yourself dumping tomatoes on roadside.

In a bid to deal with the problem, the Andhra Pradesh authorities has roped in Lawrencedale Agro Processing India (LEAF) to roll out ‘Operations Greens’ to assist lakhs of tomato farmers get a good deal.

The venture proposes to develop an built-in Tomato Worth Chain within the tomato rising hubs in Chittoor, Anantapur and YSR Kadapa districts. It might cowl the entire spectrum from the manufacturing hubs to consumption factors, involving a number of stakeholders.

The Andhra Pradesh Meals Processing Society (APFPS) will work with LEAF to develop the worth chain as a part of the venture.

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The Nationwide Agricultural Company Advertising Federation Restricted (Nafed) will act as a coordinating physique to execute worth stabilisation measures.

“The pact with LEAF will play a key position in bringing worth to farmers in Andhra Pradesh. LEAF and APFPS will work with the non-governmental organisation APMAS to strengthen farmer pProducer organisations (FPOs),” Kakani Govardhan Reddy, Andhra Pradesh Minister for Agriculture and Cooperation, Advertising and Meals Processing, has stated.

The three organisations would additionally assist farmers cut back post-harvest losses, enhance the processing capabilities and supply higher advertising linkages and intelligence.

“The APFPS will facilitate entry to scheme funds from State and Central governments, help in fulfilling the eligibility standards and ensures,” a LEAF assertion stated on Thursday.

“Operation Greens is striving to carry predictability to marginalised farmers,” Palat Vijayaraghavan, Founder and Chief Govt Officer of Lawrencedale Agro Processing India, stated.

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