Union Agriculture Ministry launches PGS-India, Soil Health Card and FQCS Web Portals
Union Agriculture Ministry has launched 3 agricultural-portals namely Soil Health Card (SHC) portal, Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) and Fertiliser Quality Control System portal (FQCS).
These portals were launched as part of first phase which is only in English. While in later phase they will be made available in regional languages.
Objective: These portals seek to make the process of fertilisers’ quality checking, organic farming certification and issuance of soil health cards more transparent and accountable.
Soil Health Card (SHC) portal
- soilhealth.dac.gov.in is developed for recording test results of soil samples and generation of SHC along with registration of soil samples. It will provide crop wise fertiliser recommendations to farmers.
Participatory Guarantee System (PGS)
- pgsindia-ncof.gov.in is web based platform to simplify the process of certifying organic products in accordance with the standards laid down for organic products for export purpose. Thus it seeks to curb third party certification.
- Implemented: by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation under the aegis of Union Ministry of Agriculture.
Fertilizer Quality Control System (FQCS)
- fqcs.dac.gov.in is a web-based and configurable workflow platform for processing of sample collection, testing and generation of analysis reports. It is developed by National Information Centre.