soil health Current Affairs - 2020

GoI to launch Farmers’ Movement on Integrated Soil Nutrient Management

On May 6, 2020, the Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar has called for farmers’ movement to integrate soil nutrient management. The announcement was made during progress review of Soil Health Programme. Highlights The Farmer movement is to be launched by the Ministry of Agriculture. It will include soil testing and campaigns addressing Read More…

February 19: Soil Health Card Day

In order to commemorate the launch of Soil Health Card Scheme, the GoI is marking Soil Health Card Day on February 19, 2020. The Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by PM Modi on February 19, 2015. Objectives The Scheme was launched in 2015 to evaluate soil fertility. It was introduced to issue soil health Read More…

National Productivity Council study: Fertilizer use reduced by 10% with the use of soil cards

The study conducted by the National Productivity Council has reported that the use of soil cards has reduced the fertilizer use by 10% in the country. The study also reported that the productivity has increased by 5-6% due to soil card. This is mainly because the soil card scheme aims at addressing the issue of Read More…

December 5: World Soil Day

The World Soil Day was endorsed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2013. It was officially adopted through a resolution at the 68th UN General Assembly. Since then every year, the World Soil Day is marked on December 5 by the United Nations all over the world. Theme: Stop Soil Read More…

Union Government launches Soil Health Card Scheme in Rajasthan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched nationwide Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme in Suratgarh town of Sriganganagar district, Rajasthan. During the launch PM gave slogan- Swasth Dharaa. Khet Haraa (Healthy Earth, Green Farm). Key facts  of Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme SHC is centrally-sponsored nationwide scheme which aims to help farmers to improve the productivity of Read More…