Soil and Root Health Management & Productivity Improvement

H/A: 2401-00-800-28 Rs. 3050.00 lakh

The improvement of soil health is essential for augmenting crop productivityconsidering the depleted nutrient status of the soil resource of the state. Based on soiltesting, service would be rendered with more focus on application of soil test resultsfor improving the productivity of crops.
Quality inputs for correcting the soil pH and also for providing secondary andmicro nutrients to supplement crop production will be provided based on soil analysis.The input supply will be soil test based and the quantity of input requirement will be asper the KAU recommendation. A major intervention in management of soil acidity isrequired to improve crop productivity.

An amount of ₹3000.00 lakh is set apart for supply of soil ameliorants to all districts. Supply of secondary and micro nutrient based on soil test data and inputs for green manure application will be supported for which ₹25.00 lakh is set apart. Cultural practices to support root development and growth like seed treatment using bio fertilizers and bio pesticides, application of trichoderma, use of Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (VAM), application of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria (PSB), Organic manure application, Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) etc. will be promoted. Support for on farm production and application of VAM in selected Krishibhavans will also be provided. An amount of ₹25.00 lakh is earmarked  for this purpose. The components of the scheme are shown above: