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6TH SOIL HEALTH CARD DAY OBSERVED ON 19 FEBRUARY 2021

6TH SOIL HEALTH CARD DAY OBSERVED ON 19 FEBRUARY 2021

Context

India observes the Soil Health Card Day on 19 February.

Details

  • The day is observed to commemorate the launch of the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme and create awareness about the benefits of the scheme.
  • 2021 marks the sixth year of the launch of the SHC Scheme.

About Soil Health Card Scheme

  • Soil Health Card (SHC) is a Government of India's scheme promoted by the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare.
  • It is a printed report that a farmer will be handed over for each of his holdings. It will contain the status of his soil with respect to 12 parameters, namely N,P,K (Macro-nutrients); S (Secondary- nutrient); Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn, Bo (Micro - nutrients); and pH, EC, OC (Physical parameters).
  • Based on this, the SHC will also indicate fertilizer recommendations and soil amendment required for the farm.

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