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Soil Health, Soil Conservation and Fertilizers

Soil Health, Soil Conservation and Fertilizers

What to Do?

  • Always use appropriate fertilizer in right quantity based on soil test.
  • Must use organic manures to maintain the fertility of soil.
  • In order to get maximum benefit of the fertilizers, always apply in root zone instead of broadcasting.
  • Resort to judicious and efficient use of Phosphatic Fertilizers for proper development of roots/shoots and timely maturity of crops, particularly the legumes which fix atmospheric nitrogen for enrichment of soil.
  • For reclaiming acidic soil, use lime and for saline/usar soil, use gypsum.
  • Farmers desirous of adopting Participatory Organic Guarantee System (PGS – India) Certification system may form a group of at least 5 farmers and get it registered with the nearest Regional Council or Regional Centre of
  • Organic Farming.

What can you get?

S.NoType of AssistanceQuantum of Assistance/Maximum limitScheme/Component
1
Plant Nutrient in Chemical Form (Urea ,DAP, MOP, R/ Phosphate, Complex Fertilizer)20% cost subsidy and 100% transport subsidy.State Plan Scheme
2
Chemical Pesticide and Plant Protection Equipment20% cost subsidy and 100% transport subsidyState Plan Scheme
3Organic manures / bio fertilizers / Bio -
pesticides
50% cost subsidy and 100% transport subsidyState Plan Scheme
4Soil Conservation work on watershed basis
in farmers field
Rs. 10,000/haState Plan Scheme
5Adoption of Organic FarmingRs.10,000/ haNHM/MIDH
6Production of ordinary compost and vermin
compost
100% cost subsidy limited
to Rs. 60,000/unit
CDB Schemes

Whom/Where to Contact?

Zonal Assistant Director(Agri)/Nearest Agriculture Sub-Depot/Agriculture Field Staff/ Rural Knowledge Centre /Kisan Call Centre - Phone : 03192-243434

Source: Department of Agriculture

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