Karnataka

Soil testing from Dec. 1

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In order to help farmers know the condition of the soil on their farms better, the State government has decided to introduce soil testing in every district. The officers concerned should create awareness among farmers in every taluk of the district and help them in cultivating suitable crops, district in-charge Secretary Manjunath Prasad has said.

Speaking at the district-level officers’ meeting held at the zilla panchayat meeting hall here on Wednesday, he said that based on soil testing, the farmers can taken up cultivation of suitable crops to avoid loss. “The officers concerned have been instructed to conduct at least 40,000 soil testings in Chitradurga district and the work on the same would commence from December 1,” he added.

The government has already taken steps to recruit the required staff for the purpose. They staff would provide detailed information on the method followed to test the soil and also the quality of the soil. Based on the test report, the staff would suggest that farmers take up cultivation of crops, he added.

A separate committee has been formed under the leadership of the Deputy Commissioner and it would submit a detailed report on the progress of work on regular intervals, he said.

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