Govt to run awareness campaign in 1 lakh villages on balanced use of fertilisers for FY20-21

Govt to run awareness campaign in 1 lakh villages on balanced use of fertilisers for FY20-21
  • In this regard, Soil Testing Labsby youth having education in agriculture, Women Self Help Groups, FPOs (Farmer’s Produce Organization) etc. will be set up at village level Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme.
  • Also Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare will launch a comprehensive campaign on soil test based rational application of fertilisers and promotion of organic farming including Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP).

About SHC scheme

  • Launched in 2015, under this Soil Health Cards are provided to all farmers at an interval of 2 years. These cards provide information to farmers on nutrient status of their soil along with recommendation on appropriate dosage of nutrients to be applied for improving soil health and its fertility.
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