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School Soil Health Programme

School Soil Health Programme:

The Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare and Union Minister for Rural Development inaugurated School Soil Health Programme.

  • Department of Agriculture and Farmers welfare in collaboration with Department of School Education and Literacy has undertaken a pilot project on school soil health programme.
  • Under the project, 20 soil labs were set up in 20 schools of Kendriya and Navodaya Vidylaya of rural areas. Study modules were developed and training was given to students and teachers.
  • Mobile application was customized for the school programme and portal is having a separate segment for the programme where in all the activities of students has been documented.
  • Kendriya Vidyalya, Navodaya Vidyalya and Eklavya Model Schools have been taken under this programme.
  • Schools are being onboarded on the portal and online batches are being created.
  • Department of Agriculture and Farmers welfare (DA&FW) through National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) will setup soil labs in these schools.
  • School students will collect soil samples, test in the labs set up in schools and generate Soil health Card
  • After generating Soil Health Card, they will go to the farmers and educate them about recommendation of Soil health Card.