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Over 34 MN soil health cards disbursed, says agri ministry

19 Nov 2016

In order to provide with soil health cards to farmers across the state, India has distributed 34.47 million soil health cards

NEW DELHI: In order to provide with soil health cards to farmers across the state, India has distributed 34.47 million soil health cards, Indian minister of state for agriculture & farmers welfare, Parshottam Rupala informed the upper house recently.

As on November 15, 2016m, 21.29 million samples were collected, 12.79 million samples tested and 34.47 million soil health cards distributed to farmers in cycle 2015-16 to 2016-17, the minister said.

Government has introduced Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme with the aim to provide Soil Health Cards to all 140 million land holdings across the country once in a cycle of 2 years.  

Soil Health Cards provide farmers with recommendations on appropriate dosage of nutrients to be applied for cultivation of various crops along with soil amendments. 

Nationally agreed norms / standards of 10 hectares for rainfed areas and 2.5 hectare for irrigated areas will be the grid for soil sample collection. 

A total of around 25.3 million samples will be collected and tested to generate 140 million soil health cards to individual farm land holdings.  

Setting up 460 new soil testing labs

For further augmentation of these soil testing labs, setting up of 460 new soil testing labs (380 static + 80 mobile) have been sanctioned under Soil Health Management Scheme during 2014-15 to 2016-17 (as on 16.11.2016).

There are 1414 Soil Testing Labs available with an analyzing annual capacity of 19.52 million samples in the country.

Apart from this 2296 mini soil testing labs are also sanctioned under the scheme during 2016-17.         

                                                                                                     State-wise Status of Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme  as on 15.11.2016

 

Sl.

No.

State

Cumulative Target for Soil Samples during Cycle-I (2015-16 & 2016-17)

No. of Samples Collected

No. of Samples Tested

Cumulative Target for distribution of  SHCs for Cycle-I (2015-16 & 2016-17)

No. of SHCs Distributed to farmers

 
 

1

Andhra Pradesh

1348382

1207311

1095267

7455204

4355143

 

2

Arunachal Pradesh

20532

14632

10202

113523

1392

 

3

Assam

278707

103588

35055

1540968

81787

 

4

Bihar

1308778

833799

501980

7236233

1635466

 

5

Chhattisgarh

703691

630245

376994

3890709

1127545

 

6

Goa

25000

25000

25000

77459

20372

 

7

Gujarat

1589236

2005000

1377000

8786883

1366016

 

8

Haryana

788670

761917

412729

4360555

299890

 

9

Himachal Pradesh

69635

81323

80502

385011

339623

 

10

J & K

165318

80181

52374

914044

91763

 

11

Jharkhand

115302

101812

67732

637507

134447

 

12

Karnataka

1665765

1164221

926529

9210012

674128

 

13

Kerala

127585

90151

91919

705420

117623

 

14

Madhya Pradesh

2313977

2029382

872515

12793976

2776397

 

15

Maharashtra

2347121

2386912

1685000

12977232

5781000

 

16

Manipur

20713

8630

4199

114522

3302

 

17

Meghalaya

27338

34399

29543

151150

28674

 

18

Mizoram

11986

8551

7666

11986

7666

 

19

Nagaland

33423

24995

20675

184797

17700

 

20

Odisha

668635

562113

414535

3696881

1306124

 

21

Punjab

835526

447047

248099

4619621

514928

 

22

Rajasthan

2308013

2082942

716910

12761005

1930487

 

23

Sikkim

13217

13217

13217

46000

27000

 

24

Tamil Nadu

1274536

1193722

898706

7046911

3688746

 

25

Telangana

1034678

1088957

739960

5720737

2266091

 

26

Tripura

32736

24935

22381

180998

22381

 

27

Uttarakhand

135738

110555

99380

750494

422471

 

28

Uttar Pradesh

4770399

3630176

1525627

26391089

4271901

 

29

West Bengal

1300349

543567

438746

7189629

1160000

 

Union Territories

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Andaman & Nicobar

1405

1870

1870

7799

0

 

31

Chandigarh

277

544

0

1532

0

 

32

Dadar & Nagar Haveli

2162

0

0

12000

0

 

33

Puducherry

3530

4629

3640

19594

30

 

Total

25342360

21296323

12795952

139991481

34470093

 

Statement of State-wise number of Soil Testing Labs and their capacity in the country.

Sl. No

 

State

 

 Number of STLs

 

Capacity  per annum (no. of soil samples in lakh)

I

South Zone

 

 

1

Andhra Pr.

95

4.83

2

Karnataka

65

3.0566

3

Kerala

28

2.38

4

Tamil Nadu

49

58.0672

5

Puducherry

2

0.04

 

Telangana

3

0.3

 

Sub Total

242

68.6738

II.

West Zone

 

 

6

Gujarat

141

14.32

7

Madhya Pr.

63

3.78

8

Maharashtra

181

24.7135

9

Rajasthan

114

10.86

10

Chhattisgarh

22

1.95

11

Goa

4

0.43

 

Sub Total

525

56.0535

III

North Zone

 

 

12

Haryana

40

3.65

13

Punjab

71

6.315

14

Uttarakhand

16

1.0654

15

Uttar Pradesh

291

42.595

16

Himachal Pr.

21

1.85

17

Jammu & Kashmir

24

1.62

18

Delhi

1

0.05

 

 Sub Total

464

57.1454

IV

East Zone

 

 

19

Bihar

45

2.9

20

Jharkhand

8

0.4

21

Orissa

33

3.6

22

West Bengal

36

2.724

 

 Sub Total

122

9.624

V

NE Zone

 

 

23

Assam

15

1.24

24

Tripura

8

0.55

25

Manipur

8

0.4

26

Meghalaya

6

0.3

27

Nagaland

4

0.55

28

Arunachal Pr.

8

0.09

29

Sikkim

6

0.37

30

Mizoram

6

0.27

 

 Sub Total

61

3.77

 

Grand Total

1414

195.2667


 

 

 

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