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New Delhi: The National Productivity Council (NPC) conducted a study on “Soil Analysis Infrastructure for Faster Delivery of Soil Health Map in India” in 2017. In the study, it It was found that the application of fertilizers and micronutrients based on the Soil Health Map (SHC) recommendations resulted in 8-10% savings and an overall increase in crop yield to the tune of 5-6% reported adopting the recommendations of the SHC.

The National Agricultural Extension Management Institute (MANAGE), Hyderabad conducted a Soil Health Map (SHC) Program Impact Study (November 2017). The main findings were that there is some reduction in the use of fertilizers, especially nitrogen, and an increase in the use of biofertilizers and other micronutrients. Overall, rice farmers reduced urea use by 9%, diammonium phosphate (DAP) / simple super phosphate (SSP) by 7%, but increased potassium use by 20%. %. This is a healthy sign of progress towards a balanced use of fertilizers.

States did not report any difficulties encountered in implementing the program.

The Soil Health Map program has been implemented in all regions of the country, including Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. The details of the State / Union Territory (TU) regarding the total number of farms and the number of soil health cards issued are given in the annex.

Details by state / TU of total number of farms and number of soil health cards issued

Sl. No.States / UTTotal number of farmsSoil health cards issued
Cycle-I (2015-17)Cycle II (2017-19)Model Village Program (2019-20)
1Andaman and Nicobar1195410,00095401007
2Andhra Pradesh852391074552046967162226487
3Arunachal Pradesh1132532053222128225
4Assam27417111300901130090166218
5Bihar1641289364696506277942123866
6Chhattisgarh40107723890709474667059302
7Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu230882222129940
8Goa7456325000167432938
9Gujarat53206265108923869494263591
tenHaryana16280154227238414390025235
11Himachal Pradesh99680938501196076519671
12J&K1416509692062101805170246
13Jharkhand280294663750764182858572
14Karnataka86807397832189783218965034
15Kerala7583496763435220971780045
16Madhya Pradesh1000313588723778907385127585
17Maharashtra152854391314600013053000201837
18Manipur15048411452211452210010
19Meghalaya2323972095612468793243
20Mizoram8977411986164582119
21Nagaland1965321847971200027304
22Odisha486585023742332053734162405
23Pondicherry3384019594120892508
24Punjab10927131251726116056817793
25Rajasthan765461668860001186069986341
26Sikkim7153246000660002936
27Tamil Nadu79379476767000701665458317
28Telangana594773557207374842509110664
29Tripura57319411772311772315602
30Uttar pradesh238216251701457320354551255517
31Uttarakhand88130575049488279713645
32West Bengal7242732504051042000004520
Total1464221341073484161197730401964783

Source: Total number of farms – Agricultural census 2015-16

This information was given in a written response from Union Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to Lok Sabha today.

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