Training on soil health card, management schemes held for farmers in Tuensang
Dimapur, Oct. 16 (EMN): The department of Soil and Water Conservation, Tuensang, conducted a one-day training programme on soil health card (SHC) and soil health management (SHM) schemes under National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) 2020-2021 on Wednesday.
In his keynote address, JSCO, Beso Chang highlighted the innovative programme of the Indian government on SHC and SHM schemes, according to an update received on Saturday.
‘With the ever-growing population and adverse impact on soil through various anthropogenic factors, the need to manage soil fertility and its health in any agriculture activities has become very important,’ he said.
Chang informed the farmers that 2,280 soil samples covering a model villages has already been tested and is in the process for obtaining SHC, through which farmers would be able to know the fertility status of their farm. He encouraged them to come forward for any technical assistance required in connection with SHC.
Programme Assistant, KVK, Seveto spoke on “Importance of soil health: Concept and practices’’ and demonstrated soil sample collection and geo tagging of the collective sample during the technical session.
Farmers from 13 villages — Yimpang, Taknyu, Chendang, Hakchang, Noksen, Longra, Yangpi, Old Chungliyimti, Thronger, Phiri Ahir, Chare village, Chungtor and Lirise — attended the training programme, it was informed.