operation green subsidy for storage facility

Operational guidelines for the Scheme “Operation Greens”

The Operation Green Subsidy for storage facility And Transport . The MoFPI announced the revised procedure to claim for Transportation and Storage Facilities


The objective of the operation green subsidy for storage facility Scheme is to protect the growers of Eligible Crops from making distress sale and to reduce post-harvest losses. –

Duration of Scheme

From the date of notification to 31.03.2026 or till further orders.

Eligible Crops

Following crops (other crops may be added in future on the basis of recommendation of expert bodies or Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India or a State Government) will be eligible under the Scheme:

Fruits: Mango, Banana, Guava, Kiwi, Litchi, Papaya, Mousambi, Orange, Kinnow, Lime, Lemon, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Jackfruit, Apple, Almond, Aonla, Passion Fruit, Pear, Sweet Potato, Chikoo and Tender & De-husked Coconut Vegetables: French Beans, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chillies (Green), Okra, Cucumber, Peas, Garlic, Onion, Potato, Tomato, Large Cardamom, Pumpkin, Ginger, Cabbage, Squash and Turmeric

Pattern of Assistance

The Ministry will provide subsidy @50 % of the cost of the following two components, subject to the cost norms notified by the Ministry: (i) Transportation of Eligible Crops from Eligible Production Cluster; and/or (ii) Hiring of appropriate storage facilities for Eligible Crops (for maximum period of 3 months);

Minimum quantity to be procured and transported or stored, as the case may be, per Eligible Entity (may consist of one or more Eligible Crops) for being eligible for grant of subsidy will be as under:

  • 9 MT for individual farmers and group of farmers;
  • 100 MT for FPO, FPC and Co-operative Society;
  • 500 MT for Food Processors, Exporters, Licensed Commission Agents;
  • 1,000 MT for Retailers, State Marketing/ Co-operative Federation;

Eligibility Criterion for Transportation:

 Minimum distance criteria for transportation by road or by rail from Eligible Production Clusters is as under:

  • 100 km for individual farmers, Group of farmers, FPO, FPC, Co-operative Societies, Food Processors, Licensed Commission Agents and Exporters;
  •  250 km for State Marketing/ Co-operative Federation, Retailers.

Eligible Airports:

 All airports in the States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. Also, Bagdogra airport shall be an Eligible Airport until Pakyong airport or any other airport in Sikkim becomes air cargo operational, provided that the Eligible Entity is from the State of Sikkim.-

Pattern of Assistance for transportation by air

The Ministry will provide subsidy @50 % of the actual cost of the following components

Operation Green Subsidy for storage facility

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