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Soil Health Card

  1. To issue soil health cards every 3 years, to all farmers of the country, so as to provide a basis to address nutrient deficiencies in fertilization practices.
  2. To strengthen functioning of Soil Testing Laboratories (STLs) through capacity building, involvement of agriculture students and effective linkage with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) / State Agricultural Universities (SAUs).
  3. To diagnose soil fertility related constraints with standardized procedures for sampling uniformly across states and analysis and design taluqa / block level fertilizer recommendations in targeted districts.
  4. To develop and promote soil test based nutrient management in the districts for enhancing nutrient use efficiency.
  5. To build capacities of district and state level staff and of progressive farmers for promotion of nutrient management practices.
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