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Highlights: PM Narendra Modi launches 'Soil Health Card' scheme

Sriganganagar(Raj), PTI | Updated : 19 February 2015, 03:42 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today launch the centrally-sponsored nationwide “Soil Health Card” (SHC) scheme in Suratgarh town here, which will help farmer in improving productivity by appropriate use of nutrients or fertilizers.

“All arrangements have been done for the programme which will take place at Suratgarh Nagar Palika ground. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has arrived here for the programme,” a government spokesperson said.

Modi, in the presence of Chief ministers and Agriculture ministers of several states, will launch the scheme SHC at a function and also  felicitate progressive farmers with ‘Krishi Karman Award’.

Rajasthan Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini said that the card would contain all basic information and crop-wise recommendations of nutrients or fertilizers required for farms of different soil types.

“It’s a very ambitious scheme which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister tomorrow. The card will carry crop-wise recommendation of fertilizers required for farm lands and other inputs to increase the productivity of individual farmer,” he said.

First Published: Thursday, February 19, 2015 07:36 AM
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