What to do?
• Always use the appropriate amount of fertilizer Soil testing.
• Use organic manure to maintain soil fertility.
• To get the maximum benefit of fertilizers, always Apply to the root zone instead of broadcast.
• Resort for fair and efficient use of phosphatic Fertilizers especially for proper growth of roots/seedlings and maturity of crops Legumes that fix atmospheric nitrogen for soil enrichment.
• Farmers wishing to adopt the Partner Organic Guarantee System (PGS – India) certification The system can create a group of at least 5 farmers and get it registered with the nearest regional Center for organic farming.
Soil Health Card: Soil Health Card was launched on 19 February 2015. Soil health card will be provided to all agricultural holdings in the country at an interval of 2 years Enable farmers to apply appropriate recommended doses of nutrients for crop production And improving soil health and its fertility.
What You Can Get?
Assistance for Soil Improvement
- Distribution of Micronutrients & soil ameliorants. Rs. 2500/ha Soil Health Card scheme
- Supply of gypsum/pyrite/ lime/dolomite 50 % cost of the material + transportation limited to Rs. 750 per hectare. National Food Security Mission (Oil Seed & Oil Palm)
- Supply of gypsum phosphogypsum/bentonite sulfur. Wheat & Pulses Supply of gypsum phosphogypsum/bentonite sulfur. Wheat & Pulses 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 750/ – per hectare National Food Security Mission (NFSM), BGREI
- Micronutrients (Rice, Wheat, Pulses & NutriCereals) 50% of the cost limited to Rs. 500/-per ha. NFSM & BGREI
- Lime/liming materials (Rice & Pulses) 50% of the cost of the material limited to Rs.1000/ha. NFSM & BGREI
- Bio-fertilizers (Pulses NurtiCereals) 50 % of the cost limited to Rs. 300 per ha. BGREI/ NFSM
- Adoption of Organic Farming Rs. 10,000 per hectare for a maximum area of 4 ha per beneficiary spread over a period of 3 years involving the assistance of Rs. 4000 in the first year and Rs. 3000 each in the second and third years. National Horticulture Mission(NHM)/ Horticulture Mission for North-East and Himalayan States (HMNEH) – Sub schemes under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH)
- Vermi-Compost Unit (dimension of a permanent structure to be administered on) Rs. 50,000 /- per unit (having a dimension of 30 ft x 8 ft x 2.5 ft or 600 cft, on prorata basis) NHM/HMNEH Sub schemes under MIDH
- High-Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE) Vermi Bed Rs. 8,000 /- per unit (having a dimension of 12 ft x 4 ft x 2 ft or 96 cu ft, on prorata basis and is 15907:2010 to be administered on) NHM/HMNEH Sub schemes under MIDH
- Promotion of Integrated Nutrient Management Rs. 1,200 /- per hectare (up to an area of 4 hectares) NHM/HMNEH Sub schemes under MIDH
- Setting up of new Mobile/Static Soil Testing Laboratories (MSTL/SSTL) 33% of cost limited to Rs 25 lakh/lab for individual/private agencies through NABARD as capital investment for 10,000 samples per annum analyzing capacity NMSA
- Setting up to mini soil testing lab developed by ICAR technology 44% of the cost limited to Rs. 44,000 / lab for individual/private agencies through NABARD as a capital investment for 3000 samples per annum analyzing capacity Soil Health Card.
- Setting up of Soil testing project at the village level 75% of the cost of Rs. 3,75,000 whichever is lower Soil Health Card.
- Reclamation of Problem Soil Alkaline / Saline Soil Rs. 60,000/ha Acidic Soil Rs. 15,000/ha 90:10 between Centre and State for the NE and Himalayan States 60:40 between Centre and State for other than NE and Himalayan States RKVY sub-scheme on Reclamation of Problem Soil (RPS).
- Plant Protection Chemicals Insecticides, fungicides, weedicides, biopesticides, bio-agents, micronutrients, bio-fertilizers, etc., @ 50 % of the cost limited to Rs. 500 per hectare. National Food Security Mission (Oil Seed & Oil Palm)/ NFSM & BGREI.
Whom to Contact?
District Agriculture Officer / District Horticulture Officer / Project Director ATMA