soil health card scheme: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

GoI to launch Farmers’ Movement on Integrated Soil Nutrient Management

Published: May 7, 2020

On May 6, 2020, the Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has called for farmers’ movement to integrate soil nutrient management. The announcement was made during progress review of Soil Health Programme. Highlights The Farmer movement is to be launched by the Ministry of Agriculture. It will include soil testing and campaigns addressing ..

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Soil Health Card Day observed on 19th February

Published: February 19, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme on 19th February, 2015 at Suratgarh in Rajasthan. Fifth year of the launch of the scheme is being observed on the ‘Soil Health Card (SHC) Day’, this year. The scheme aims at issuing soil health cards to all farmers every two years. The card ..

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February 19: Soil Health Card Day

Published: February 19, 2020

In order to commemorate the launch of Soil Health Card Scheme, the GoI is marking Soil Health Card Day on February 19, 2020. The Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 19, 2015. Objectives The Scheme was launched in 2015 to evaluate soil fertility. It was introduced to issue soil health ..

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National Productivity Council study: Fertilizer use reduced by 10% with the use of soil cards

Published: February 5, 2020

The study conducted by the National Productivity Council has reported that the use of soil cards has reduced the fertilizer use by 10% in the country. The study also reported that the productivity has increased by 5-6% due to soil card. This is mainly because the soil card scheme aims at addressing the issue of ..

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Technological interventions to improve the crop productivity and reduce risk

Published: July 7, 2019

The following steps have been undertaken by the government to improve the crop productivity, reduce the risk and improve the income of the farmers: Kisan Suvidha Mobile Application Development of Kisan Suvidha mobile application to facilitate dissemination of information to farmers on various  critical parameters such as Weather; Market Prices; Plant Protection; input Dealers (Seed, ..

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