Soil health cards for Uttarakhand farmers

Drive for distributing soil health cards among farmers will be intensified in Udhamsingh Nagar, Haridwar, Nainital and Dehradun districts so that that the process is complete within six months, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said on Monday.

Making the announcement while inaugurating the State’s first Mango Festival here, Mr. Rawat said soil health cards will enable farmers to increase productivity as they will carry crop wise recommendations of nutrients and fertilisers required for farms, making it possible for them to improve productivity by using appropriate inputs.

Though soil health cards have already begun to be distributed among farmers in the State, officials have been instructed to complete the process in these four mango producing districts within six months.

Promising all help from the State government for this Mr. Rawat said streamlining agriculture is necessary for a self-reliant and resurgent Uttarakhand. - PTI

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