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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
17-March-2017 17:29 IST
Progress of Soil Health Card

The Government has introduced Soil Health Card Scheme in all States/UTs with an aim to assist all State Governments to evaluate fertility in all farm holdings across the country and issue soil health cards to farmers regularly in a cycle of 2 years.  Soil Health Cards provide information to farmers on nutrient status of their soil along with recommendations on appropriate dosage of nutrients to be applied for improving soil health and its fertility.

 

Against the target of 2.53 crore soil samples, the States have collected 2.71 crore samples and tested 2.05 crore samples to print about 11 crore soil health cards.  As on 14.03.2017, 5.66 crore cards have been distributed to farmers. State-wise details are given below.

 

            A study conducted by National Productivity Council (NPC) in 2016 has shown that 84% of farmers have expressed that they have applied the nutrients recommendations suggested in soil health card that have proven to be beneficial to them in reducing the cost of cultivation and improving productivity of crops.           

 

State-wise number of soil samples collected, analysed and number of soil health cards issued to farmers.

 

Sl.No.

State

Total soil samples target for 2015-16 & 2016-17

Soil samples

Total soil health card target for 2015-16 & 2016-17

Soil Health Card issued

Collected

Tested

I.

SOUTH ZONE

 

 

 

 

 

1

Andhra Pradesh

1348382

1491304

1374653

7455204

4355143

2

Karnataka

1665765

1675090

1484491

9210012

3553732

3

Kerala

127585

219922

155843

705420

199272

4

Tamil Nadu

1274536

1269784

1262281

7046911

5537237

5

Telangana

1034678

1023188

975680

5720737

2807095

II.

WEST ZONE

 

 

 

 

 

6

Gujarat

1589236

3334235

3050832

8786883

2414631

7

Madhya Pradesh

2313977

2315843

1825478

12793976

4387336

8

Maharashtra

2347121

2614912

2424000

12977232

10105000

9

Rajasthan

2308013

2343000

1217000

12761005

3210000

10

Chhattisgarh

703691

776174

730573

3890709

3516045

11

Goa

25000

25000

25000

25000

20372

III.

NORTH ZONE

 

 

 

 

 

12

Haryana

788670

788670

788670

4360555

448260

13

Punjab

835526

534820

295779

4619621

635277

14

Uttarakhand

135738

128342

119318

750494

567178

15

Uttar Pradesh

4770399

4846592

2370896

26391089

7258903

16

Himachal Pradesh

69635

91947

89897

385011

456606

17

J & K

165318

100142

65160

914044

127633

IV.

EAST ZONE

 

 

 

 

 

18

Bihar

1308778

1394248

828436

7236233

2866557

19

Jharkhand

115302

115302

91506

637507

180968

20

Odisha

668635

651607

546791

3696881

1617978

21

West Bengal

1300349

1080000

669000

7189629

2024000

V.

NE ZONE

 

 

 

 

 

22

Arunachal Pradesh

20532

20262

19001

113523

9670

23

Assam

278707

181041

51119

1540968

139150

24

Manipur

20713

9719

6380

114522

5351

25

Meghalaya

39372

37958

34372

209561

47213

26

Mizoram

11986

12412

9216

11986

8216

27

Nagaland

33423

24995

20675

184797

17700

28

Sikkim

13217

13217

13217

46000

27000

29

Tripura

32736

33000

33000

180998

78334

VI.

Union Territories

 

 

 

 

 

30

Andaman & Nicobar

1405

2176

2176

7799

1918

31

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

2162

0

0

12000

0

32

Puducherry

3530

4736

4736

19594

1261

33

Chandigarh

277

544

0

277

0

Total

25354394

27160182

20585176

139996178

56625036

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Parshottam Rupala, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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