India’s soil health


To promote balanced and appropriate dosage of fertilisers, the government introduced the soil health card scheme in 2014-15. The unique features of the scheme include uniform approach to collection of soil samples and testing at laboratories.

After soil testing, farmers are informed about the specific nutrient requirement of the soil under review. The scheme assumes importance given the government’s focus on timely and adequate supply of fertilisers in a year when a good crop yield is expected on the back of a normal monsoon.


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