Dimapur, February 20 (NE): With the rest of the country, Nagaland observed Soil Health Card Day on February Nineteen in all the eleven districts of the state in coordination with Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The day was celebrated to create awareness, importance, values and benefits of the scheme.
In a report by DIPR, it said that, Joint Director and State Nodal Officer of Soil Health Card and Management, Directorate of Soil & Water Conservation, Government of Nagaland, Shri. Khekiho Shohe said the department has adopted one village each from 74 blocks of the 11 districts as a pilot village project where the soil of each farm land will be analyzed and provided with Soil Health Cards to every farmer of the pilot villages.
In the regional level, a workshop is being organised at Dr. M S Swaminathan Hall, ICAR RC for NEH Region, Umiam, Meghalaya with Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Parshottam Rupala, as the chief guest.
The program includes, overview of Soil Health Cards, Integrated Nutrient Management, presentation and experience sharing by representatives from line departments and farmers from all the eight North East states.
The Soil Health Card scheme was launched by PM Shri Narendra Modi on February 19, 2015 for the prosperity of ‘Annadatas’. SHC helps farmers assess the nutrient status of soil and provides recommendations for improving soil health.