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What is soil health card scheme? Check eligibility, cost and challenges

Under SHC scheme, a soil health card contains soil health indicators and descriptive concepts based on farmers' knowledge of local natural resources and practical experience

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SHC offers two sets of fertiliser recommendations for six crops, including recommendations for organic manures

BS Web Team New Delhi
Farmers across India could be sometimes unsure of crops they should grow for maximum yield, or they need to test soil quality.
To assist them, the government has the 'Soil Health Card'. The SHC scheme, with the tagline "Swasth Dhara Khet Hara", is under the Ministry of Agriculture and promoted by the Department of Agriculture and Co-operation.

What is a soil health card?

A soil health card provides information on the nutrient status of soil, along with recommendations on the dosage of nutrients to be utilised for improving its fertility and health.
It is printed document issued to farmers once in three years for

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First Published: Jun 28 2022 | 7:25 AM IST

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