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Soil Health Card Scheme is a scheme launched by the Government of India in February 2015. Under the scheme, the government plans to issue soil cards to farmers which will carry crop-wise recommendations of nutrients and fertilisers required for the individual farms to help farmers to improve productivity through judicious use of inputs. All soil samples are to be tested in various soil testing labs across the country. Thereafter the experts will analyse the strength and weaknesses of the soil and suggest measures to deal with it. The result and suggestion will be displayed in the cards. The government plans to issue the cards to 14 crore farmers.

Soil Health Card Scheme
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the Soil Health Card scheme in Suratgarh, Rajasthan.jpg
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the Soil Health Card scheme in Suratgarh, Rajasthan
Country India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Launched 17 February 2015; 21 months ago (2015-02-17)
Budget 568 crore (US$84 million)
Status Running
Website soilhealth.dac.gov.in

Soil Health Card Scheme is a scheme launched by the Government of India in February 2015. Under the scheme, the government plans to issue soil cards to farmers which will carry crop-wise recommendations of nutrients and fertilisers required for the individual farms to help farmers to improve productivity through judicious use of inputs. All soil samples are to be tested in various soil testing labs across the country. Thereafter the experts will analyse the strength and weaknesses (micro-nutrients deficiency) of the soil and suggest measures to deal with it. The result and suggestion will be displayed in the cards. The government plans to issue the cards to 14 crore farmers.