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Soil Health Card Scheme is a scheme launched by the Government of India in 19 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.
The scheme aims at promoting soil test based and balanced use of fertilisers to enable farmers to realise higher yields at lower cost. also the main objective is to aware growers about the appropriate amount of nutrients for the concerned crop depending on the quality of soil.
As of July 2015, only 34 lakh Soil Health Cards (SHC) were issued to farmers as against a target of 84 lakh for the year 2015–16. Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Kerala, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and West Bengal were among the states which had not issued a single SHC under the scheme by then. The number grew up to 1.12 crore by February 2016.As of February 2016, against the target of 104 lakh soil samples, States reported a collection of 81 lakh soil samples and tested 52 lakh samples. As on 16.05.2017, 725 lakh Soil Health Cards have been distributed to the farmers.
The target for 2015–16 is to collect 100 lakh soil samples and test these for issue of soil health cards. 2 crore cards are under printing and will be distributed before March 2016.The government plans to distribute 12 crore soil cards by 2017.
the Official Website: https://soilhealth.dac.gov.in/
1. Selection of Villages and Beneficiaries for Demonstrating SHC Technology
- Participatory approach may be followed in conducting demonstrations associating (i) subject matter specialists (ii) extension personnel and (iii) demonstrating farmers including neighboring one’s, so as to have an effective implementation leading to better adoption and diffusion of technology amongst the
- To create better and visible impact of SHC technology, the demonstrations may as far as possible be conducted in cluster approach, depending upon the number of demonstrations earmarked for each model village. The size of the one demonstration at individual farmer’s fields should not be more than one
- Other equal size plots of the demonstrating farmers or the equal size plot of the neighboring farmers on the similar soil-site Soilscape under the same crop (variety) may be considered as check or control plot (i.e. without SHC technology) for objective comparison of the
- Special attention towards soil problems like soil acidity, salinity/sodicity, soil borne pests and diseases should be tackled before taking up the
- Selection and Identification of consenting and demonstrating farmers/beneficiaries shall be carried out by the state/uts implementing department as per the requirement/aptitude of the farmers.
- The Socio-economically backward/Small/Marginal/ST/SC/OBC/ women farmers be given due preference as beneficiaries while selecting and conducting the demonstrations.
2. Funding for Demonstrations
The assistance to demonstrate SHC technology at farmers fields to the beneficiary- farmer should not exceed Rs 2500/- per ha. The assistance under demonstrations is meant for fertilizers and organic manures apart from soil ameliorants, bio-fertilizers and micro- nutrients. Ensure that the assistance in the form of inputs as recommended in the Soil Health Cards are to be provided to the beneficiary farmers.
The expenditure in excess of the approved norms per hectare if any, should be incurred by the beneficiary-farmer.
Funds earmarked for demonstrations may be made available to the concerned in- charge, organizing the demonstrations well before the start of the crop sowing for arranging the inputs.
3. Implementing Agency
The department of agriculture of all the States/UTs are the Nodal departments for organizing the demonstrations at the farmer’s fields in their respective States/UTs. States/UTs may organize the demonstrations at farmer’s fields in the model villages through their respective district level functionaries. States/Uts may rope in Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs under ICAR system), State Agriculture Universities and reputed & registered NGOs for professional know how and guidance
All States/Uts are require to constitute a dedicated district level teams with a competent team leader, designated as District Nodal Officer (D.N.O) for the proper implementation and supervision of the demonstrations in the model villages.
States/Uts are also require to send the names, designation, contact details of the respective distt. Nodal Officer to this division on the attached format.
4. Planning for the Demonstration
A base line survey of the each model village may be conducted to (a) ascertain the socio-economic conditions of the farmers; (b) farming situations under which the crop is grown (c) the existing level of fertiliser consumption, nutrient deficiencies in the soil, productivity and the adoption of SHC technology. This will serve as a broad benchmark for future planning of demonstrations and evaluation.
A resource constraint analysis may be carried out of the beneficiaries and individual demonstration plot to identify the critical factors for the adoption of SHC technologies by the farmers.
Advance planning may be done for the demonstrations so that all the critical inputs are arranged well in advance by the implementing deptt/agency.
Orientation training may be organized by the States/Uts involving KVKs/SAU’s for all the participating farmers/persons in respect of SHC technology including aims and objectives of the demonstrations to be conducted so as to maintain inter & intra States/Uts uniformity in conducting demonstrations in the model villages.
- Before conducting the demonstration, States/Uts implementing departments must arrange two khasra / patwari / cadastral maps for each model village from the appropriate authority, one for the preparation of location map of each model village by plotting all the Soil Samples Collected in the model village against khasra no. on the cadastral map and the other one for marking the demonstration (with nos) on the village cadastral map that also against the khasra
- All these demonstration be Geo-referenced & Geo-fenced.
- In order to generate Soil Fertility Maps of model villages, a Geo-referenced cadastral map with field boundaries & khasra nos may also be arranged. States/Uts are require to send the Geo-referenced maps of each model village along with SHC data of all the 12 parameters tested and location map as mentioned above (Sl. No. 1) for the pilot project 2019-20 to SLUSI at email@example.com for the generation of Soil Fertility Maps of each model
- Implementing department must display a board in front of the demonstration/control plot mentioning all details of beneficiary and SHC technology being
- All participating persons including farmers may be informed well in advance about the date and place of the demonstration to be conducted. On the occasion, the neighbouring farmers and the farmers of the adjoining villages may also be invited. They should be educated about the details of the SHC technologies and objectives of the demonstrations. Application of SHC based inputs & sowing of the crops need to be done in the presence of participating farmers/persons.
- All the farm operations are to be carried out by the demonstrating farmers under the close supervision and guidance of the in-charge of demonstrations and extension personnel.
- Field days are to be organized during the different stages of the crop growth, where neighbouring farmers including farm women be invited so that they may see themselves the difference between farmers practice (i.e. without SHC technology) & SHC
- The information pertaining to SHC interventions adopted on demonstrations plot over control must be recorded, interpreted, compiled & evaluated
- The concerned in-charge is to keep records of various expenses incurred on SHC based inputs used for the demonstrations plot (s) and check/control plot (s) for deriving cost benefits and other
- After the harvesting and threshing of the crop, the yield (grain & straw etc.) are to be recorded for demonstration plot and check/control plot
- In order to monitor the programme, the information
State/Uts-wise Monitoring Teams meant for the model village programme has already been constituted vide OM no. 16-5/2019-Fert. Use dated 29th August, 2019. Teams are required to visit the demonstration plot during crop season in the model villages on continuous and regular basis to have proper feedback on the impact of the SHC technology from the farmers and extension workers.
7. Reporting and Documentation
The district level Nodal Officers organizing the demonstrations are required to properly tabulate, correlate and compile the results of all the demonstrations pertaining to different model villages under their control and report to the States/Uts Nodal Officers, who in turn will compile the results at state level detailing the overall decrease or increase in the individual fertiliser consumption, increase in crop yields, net gain in income etc. The final report along with States/Uts Nodal Officer’s critical remarks may be transmitted to INM Division, DAC&FW, New Delhi.
A success story in local languages may be published in the local news papers and in popular & widely circulated extension journals of the state and short video film produced and telecasted for the benefits of other farmers.
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