|PDF Name||Soil Health Card Scheme User Manual PDF|
|Last Updated||October 12, 2022|
|No. of Pages||20|
|PDF Size||3.21 MB|
|Topic / Tag||User Manual|
|Source(s) / Credits||Sarkari Yojana|
Soil Health Card Scheme 2023 User Manual is available to download in PDF format at www.soilhealth.dac.gov.in. SHC will provide each farmer soil nutrient status of land holding, advice him on dosage of fertilizers and needed soil amendments, that farmers should apply to maintain soil health in the long run.
Soil Health Card Scheme 2023
SHC is a printed report that a farmer will be handed over for each of his holdings. It will contain the status of his soil with respect to 12 parameters, namely N,P,K (Macro-nutrients) ; S (Secondary- nutrient) ; Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn, Bo (Micro – nutrients) ; and pH, EC, OC (Physical parameters). Based on this, the SHC will also indicate fertilizer recommendations and soil amendment required for the farm.
It is a Government of India’s scheme promoted by the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation under the Ministry of Agriculture. It will be implemented through the Department of Agriculture of all the State and Union Territory Governments.
Use of Soil Health Cards
Soil Health Card will contain an advisory based on the soil nutrient status of a farmer’s holding. It will show recommendations on dosage of different nutrients needed. Further, it will advise the farmer on the fertilizers and their quantities he should apply, and also the soil amendments that he should undertake, so as to realize optimal yields.
It will be made available once in a cycle of 3 years, which will indicate the status of soil health of a farmer’s holding for that particular period. The SHC given in the next cycle of 3 years will be able to record the changes in the soil health for that subsequent period.