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‘Soil Health Cards for 16.5 lakh farmers in State by end of 2017’

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Bengaluru: Agriculture Minister Krishna Byregowda said on Monday that the State government will provide Soil Health Cards to 16.5 lakh farmers in the state by end of 2017.

Speaking at the University of Agricultural Sciences at a World Soil Health Day event, Byregowda said the Soil Health Card will have details on health of the soil and also suggestions to farmers on measures that helps increase yield. The minster further informed that officials are visiting fields to collect soil samples that are being tested for 12 different parameters.

To ensure that the officials actually visit individual fields to collect samples, the department has given GPS-enabled devices to the officials. They also have to take a picture using the device when they visit a field to collect a sample and also enter grid location details, said Byregowda.

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