The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has extended 50 % subsidy on the transportation of notified fruits and vegetables through Kisan Rail Trains under Operation Greens — TOP (Tomato, Onion and Potato) crop to Total. Via this scheme, a 50 percent subsidy is allowed in freight charges for transporting the notified commodities. The objective is to protect the fruits and vegetables growers from making distress sales, and to also reduce post-harvest losses.
Eligible fruits are mango, banana, guava, kiwi, litchi, papaya, sweet lime, orange, kinnow, lime, lemon, pineapple, pomegranate, jackfruit, apple, almond, Indian gooseberry, passion fruit and pear. For vegetables, it is about French beans, bitter gourd, brinjal, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, chillies (green), okra, cucumber, peas, garlic, potato and tomato.