Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
16-December-2011 17:30 IST
Soil Test Bases Balanced Use of Nutrients

Government is promoting soil test based balanced and Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) through conjunctive use of both inorganic and organic sources of plant nutrients to prevent deterioration of soil health / quality.

Under the centrally sponsored scheme ‘Support to State Extension Programme for Extension Reforms’grant-in-aid is provided to support State Government’s efforts of making available latest agriculture and allied technologies through extension activities namely Farmers Training, Demonstrations, Exposure Visits, Kisan Mela, Mobilization of Farmers Groups and Setting up of Farm Schools.

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is imparting training cum field demonstration to educate farmers.

This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

MP:SB:CP: soil (16.12.2011)