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What is Soil Health Card?
Soil Health Card scheme UPSC introduced by the Indian government in the year 2015. This scheme is to benefit the farmers by helping them to get good crops by studying the soil quality of agricultural land. Under the scheme, every farmer gave a health card regarding the information about the soil type and quality of the soil to cultivate good crops.
The Indian government will give SHC for the farmers every 3 years and depending upon the quality of their fields. The Central government aims to give the cards to nearly 14 crore farmers in India in about 3 years. In this card, the field’s nutrition/fertilizers are mentioned. SHC is an important information report of soil quality for farmers.
Objectives of SHC
- Under this card the farmer’s soil complete information is available.
- By this card, farmers can know the fertility of their lands, on which crop they have to cultivate, and also what amount of manure to use on that particular crop.
- It is necessary for the farmers to know the information for farming, with this available information they can cultivate the right quantity of their crops and yield quite rich crops.
- After the report of the soil, farmers are advised to improve productivity by using fertilizers for good and higher farming yields.
Soil Scheme Key Facts
- The main key fact is that every farmer has to test the soil and get a health card for soil.
- The budget fixed by the Indian government for this scheme is Rs 568 crore.
- All the farmers of the country can avail of the soil card scheme.
- The Central government distributed 10.4 crore cards as the first phase from 2015-2017 and 11.69 cards as the second phase from 2017-2019.
How to get Soil Health Card?
- To get soil cards, first, the soil testing officers collect the soil sample of the agricultural land.
- The collected soil sent to the Soil Testing Labs (STL) for testing.
- The experts do the analysis of the soil and gather all the information on the soil.
- According to the information after testing, the experts will note the strengths and weaknesses of the soil sample.
- If the soil is having a deficiency, experts will advise the farmers to improve and make a list for improvement.
- Under the name of the farmer, all the details are uploaded as a report.
- Famers can get the report or from their mobile also all the information regarding their soil.
Information from SHC Report
- Soil Health
- Farm productive capacity
- Nutrient Deficiency and Nutrition presence
- Water Content
- Other nutrients in the soil
- Proper guidelines for improving the field’s quality
Soil Health Card Registration
- Farmers who want to get the soil health card UPSC must first register online. For that, the farmer has to visit the official website SHC.
- On the home page click on the Login option which is on the top right of the page.
- A new page opens, select the state from the drop-down options.
- Now login page opens, click on the “register new user.”
- A registration form opens, fill the details like state name, department name, office type, organization name, office name along with user name, email id, mobile number, login name, password, etc. and finally, click on the submit option.
- Now the farmer is successfully registered.
How to Print SHC?
- To take the print out of SHC visit the official website.
- On the home page click on the “print your soil health card” under the farmer’s corner.
- Select the state from the drop-down and click on the continue option.
- A new page appears, fill the details like state, district, sub-district, gram Panchayat, village, farmer name, village grid no, sample number and click on the search option.
- Now SHC opens to take a print out.
How to Locate Soil Laboratory?
- To locate the soil laboratory visit the SHC website.
- On the home page click on the “Locate soil testing Laboratory” under the farmer corner.
- Select the state and district and click on the view report.
- A list of soil testing labs will display.
- If clicked on the view map, the map with soil testing labs will open.
- Now select the nearest laboratory to test the soil.
Farmers having any further information or facing any problem can contact the helpline number or email at the below email ID.
Helpline Number: 011-24305591, 011-2430548
Email ID: email@example.com