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Ministry Of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

RKVY Soil Health and Fertility - Soil Health Card

Soil Health
Soil Testing
Application Process
Documents Required
Frequently Asked Questions
SHC can be downloaded by the farmers from the SHC portal or through SMS link received on mobile. It will contain the status of his soil with respect to 12 parameters, namely N,P,K, S (Macro-nutrients); Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn, Bo (Micro - nutrients) ; and pH, EC, OC. Based on this, the SHC will also indicate fertilizer recommendations and soil amendment required for the farm.

Soil sampling, testing, and generation of SHCRs 300 per SHC (Rs 40 for soil collection + Rs 150 for testing (analysing soil samples + cost of chemical) + Rs. 110 for awareness

The key objectives of the scheme are as follows:
• To promote soil test based nutrient management across the country
• To issue soil health cards to all farmers across the country
• Strengthen the functioning of soil testing laboratories and associated infrastructure
• Capacity building of district and state level staff for promotion of nutrient management practices
• To diagnose soil fertility related constraints with standardized procedures for sampling uniformly across states; and analyse and design fertilizer recommendations.

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