Soil Health Card Scheme is a flagship program of the Government of India promoted by the Department of Agriculture, Co-operation & Farmers Welfare under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare. Under the scheme, the government plans to issue Soil Health Cards (SHC) to farmers. SHC provides soil nutrient status of his holding to each farmer and advice him on the dosage of fertilizers and also the needed soil amendments, that he should apply to maintain soil health in the long run. SHC contains the status of his soil with respect to 12 parameters, namely N, P, K (Macro-nutrients); S (Secondary- nutrient); Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn, Br (Micro - nutrients); and pH, EC, OC (Physical parameters).
Soil Health Cards will help farmers to improve productivity by maintaining soil health. SHCs will also promote the judicious use of the fertilizers thus reducing the cost of production for the farmer. The government plans to issue the Soil Health cards to 14 crore farmers in a cycle of 2 years.
Test Result entry mobile app is used by Soil Testing Lab Officials to enter the test results of the registered soil samples for the various nutrients’ content at the soil testing laboratories. Mobile application does not require net connectivity while entering the test results, the app posts/ syncs the test result values for the soil sample to database whenever there is network connection. Soil Samples can be registered on Soil health card portal either through web application available at http://soilhealth.dac.gov.in or Soil Health Card mobile app, DACF&W available at Google Play Store. The estimate of present soil health helps calculate the requirement and recommend the nutrients in terms of fertilizer to achieve the target production of desired crops.