More that 22 crore Soil Health Cards have been distributed to farmers till date. The Soil Health Card scheme was launched by the government in 2015 with a view to address the decline of soil nutrients.
Agriculture Ministry has said that in the first phase between 2015 to 2017 over 10 crore cards were distributed, while in the second phase over 11 crore 50 lakhs cards have been given away from 2017 to 2019. The Ministry said, this card has enabled the farmers to understand the soil health parameters and improve its productivity by judicious application of soil nutrients.
The scheme also provides for the analysis of soil composition by the State Governments once in every two years so that remedial steps can be taken to improve soil nutrients.
Farmers can track their soil samples and also obtain their Soil Health Card report.