Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Soil Health Card Scheme

Posted On: 30 NOV 2021 7:41PM by PIB Delhi

National Productivity Council (NPC) carried out a study on ‘Soil Testing Infrastructure for Faster Delivery of Soil Health Card in India’ in 2017.  In the study it was found that application of fertilizer and micronutrients based on Soil Health Card (SHC) recommendations resulted in 8-10% of savings and overall increase in the yield of crops to the tune of 5-6% reported by adopting the SHC recommendations.         

         National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad conducted an impact study of Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme (November 2017).  The major findings were that there is some reduction in fertilizer use, especially Nitrogen and increase in bio-fertilizers and other micro-nutrients use.  Overall, paddy farmers reduced use of urea by 9%, Di Ammonium Phosphate (DAP)/ Single Super Phosphate (SSP) by 7%, but increased use of Potassium by 20%.   This is a healthy sign of moving towards balanced use of fertilizers.          

         The States have not reported any challenges faced by them while implementing the scheme.

         Soil Health Card Scheme has been implemented in all parts of the country including Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.  The State/Union Territory (UT)-wise details of total number of farm holdings and number of Soil Health Cards issued in given at Annexure.

States/UTs-wise details of total number of farm holdings and number of Soil Health Cards issued

 

Sl. No.

States/UTs

Total No. of farm holding

Soil Health Cards issued

Cycle-I (2015-17)

Cycle-II (2017-19)

Model Village Programme (2019-20)

1

Andaman & Nicobar

11954

10000

9540

1007

2

Andhra Pradesh

8523910

7455204

6967162

226487

3

Arunachal Pradesh

113253

20532

22128

225

4

Assam

2741711

1300901

1300901

66218

5

Bihar

16412893

6469650

6277942

123866

6

Chhattisgarh

4010772

3890709

4746670

59302

7

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

23088

2222

12994

0

8

Goa

74563

25000

16743

2938

9

Gujarat

5320626

5108923

8694942

63591

10

Haryana

1628015

4227238

4143900

25235

11

Himachal Pradesh

996809

385011

960765

19671

12

J & K

1416509

692062

1018051

70246

13

Jharkhand

2802946

637507

641828

58572

14

Karnataka

8680739

7832189

7832189

65034

15

Kerala

7583496

763435

2209717

80045

16

Madhya Pradesh

10003135

8872377

8907385

127585

17

Maharashtra

15285439

13146000

13053000

201837

18

Manipur

150484

114522

114522

10010

19

Meghalaya

232397

209561

246879

3243

20

Mizoram

89774

11986

16458

2119

21

Nagaland

196532

184797

12000

27304

22

Odisha

4865850

2374233

2053734

162405

23

Puducherry

33840

19594

12089

2508

24

Punjab

1092713

1251726

1160568

17793

25

Rajasthan

7654616

6886000

11860699

86341

26

Sikkim

71532

46000

66000

2936

27

Tamil Nadu

7937947

6767000

7016654

58317

28

Telangana

5947735

5720737

4842509

110664

29

Tripura

573194

117723

117723

15602

30

Uttar Pradesh

23821625

17014573

20354551

255517

31

Uttarakhand

881305

750494

882797

13645

32

West Bengal

7242732

5040510

4200000

4520

Total

146422134

107348416

119773040

1964783

 

Source: Total No. of farm holdings-Agriculture Census 2015-16

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha today.

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