Vol. 5, Issue 8, Part A (2019)
Evaluation of soil health card from user’s perspective in Varanasi
Ankit Singh Chauhan, Amitava Rakshit and Akanksha Singh
Intensive farming practices in India, have virtually mined the nutrient from the soil especially in rice and wheat cropping pattern. During the Green revolution, food production increased, meanwhile the number of elements deficient in Indian soils increased from one (N) in 1950 to nine (N, P, K, S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn) in 2005–2006 due to imbalanced fertilizer application. Farmers often apply a high dose of fertiliser to get maximum production. To overcome the problem of imbalanced application of fertilizers, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India on World Soil Day, 2015 (5th December) launched the Soil Health Card (SHC) scheme. The SHC is a printed report which contains nutrient status of soil with respect to 12 nutrients: pH, Electrical Conductivity (EC),Organic Carbon (OC), Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Sulphur (S), Zinc (Zn), Boron (B), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu). The present study is an attempt to understand the SHC from the User’s perspective.
How to cite this article:
Ankit Singh Chauhan, Amitava Rakshit and Akanksha Singh. Evaluation of soil health card from user’s perspective in Varanasi. 2019; 5(8): 34-36.