Central government has launched Operation Greens Market Intelligence & Early Warning System (MIEWS) portal at miews.nafed-india.com. This early warning system is to monitor Tomato, Onion and Potato (TOP) Crop Prices. The portal will forecast wholesale prices of 3 key vegetables for 3 months and alert govt. to take timely action in case of price cash due to glut. The govt. can then take timely market intervention under Operation Greens by providing subsidy to farmers. This subsidy is for transportation of produce from surplus markets to consuming market.
The alerts at Operation Greens MIEWS portal would be triggered when prices of 3 perishable TOP commodities falls to 3 year low levels. This fall could be observed at time of harvest or when price fall is more than 50% from year ago or when fall in rates is lower than benchmark fixed by centre / state govt. for specified period. Cooperative Nafed has developed MIEWS portal for integrated development of tomato, onion, potato value chain.
Operation Greens Scheme MIEWS Portal will show wholesale prices of these 3 commodities from 128 markets monitored by private firm Agriwatch and data of 1,200 mandis tracked by Agmark.
Operation Greens Scheme MIEWS Portal for TOP Crops
In order to curb price surge of certain farm produces and to bridge their demand-supply gaps, central govt. started Operation Greens Scheme MIEWS portal. The portal can be directly accessed through the link given below:-
The homepage of Operation Greens MIEWS Portal for Tomato, Onion and Potato crops will appear as shown below:-
The central government has come up with portal to monitor prices, area under cultivation, yields, production, imports and exports. This MIEWS portal also contains other relevant information such as crop calendars, crop agronomy in an easy to use visual format for agro processors, traders and policy makers.
Operation Greens MIEWS Portal to Monitor Tomato Onion Potato Prices
Market Intelligence and Early Warning System (MIEWS) is going to monitor prices of tomato, onion and potato which are key ingredients in an Indian kitchen. This Operation Greens Scheme will generate alerts for government intervention. The data from the Agricultural Marketing Information Network (Agmark) which covers 1200 mandis and another 128 mandis under Agriwatch would be used to infer trends. Govt. wants to make balance between interests of farm producers and consumers through MIEWS monitoring system.
The Operation Greens MIEWS Portal will generate nationwide database of agri commodities for TOP crops price monitoring. This portal will provide advisories to farmers to avoid cyclical production as well as an early warning in situations of gluts for state governments. MIEWS Portal will also help food processors from ketchup, flake to chips manufacturers to know the seasonal trend, expected prices in the months ahead and states where the crop availability is there.
Operation Greens Scheme terms includes that during glut situation, evacuation of surplus production from producing areas to consumption centres would be undertaken. For central govt. the MIEWS system would help in monitoring supply situation for timely market intervention and assist in rapid response in times of glut. This must be done to move produce from glut regions to deficit/consuming regions and providing inputs for export and import decision making.
The new Market Intelligence & Early Warning System will give low price and high price alerts along with price forecasts for 3 months forward. There would be forecast of prices and arrivals of tomato, onion and potato crops across the country including interactive charts and comparisons with previous seasons. Sections like prices and arrivals, area, yield and production, crop agronomy and trade profile will be accessible to the public. Furthermore, regular and special market intelligence reports and price forecasts would be accessible only to the policy makers.