Modernisation of Departmental Laboratories

H/A: 2401-00-105-86 Rs. 400.00 lakh

The services offered by the laboratories under the department include soil testing for soil fertility assessment, analysis of major inputs like fertilizers including organic, inorganic and bio fertilizers, pesticides and seeds for quality control of these inputs. During 2024-25, an amount of ₹ 400.00 lakh is earmarked for modernizing the laboratories under the following components.


                Out of ₹ 320.00 lakh earmarked for strengthening of laboratories, ₹ 90.00 lakh will be for Soil testing laboratories including mobile soil testing laboratories (excluding purchase of vehicles), ₹20.00 lakh each for State bio fertilizer laboratories, State Agmark laboratory and State seed testing laboratory, ₹40.00 lakh for Biotechnology and model floriculture center, ₹ 30.00 lakh for State fertilizer quality control laboratories, ₹ 20.00 lakh for Bio fertilizer and organic manure quality control laboratory, ₹ 20.00 lakh for State Biocontrol laboratory and ₹ 35.00 lakh for State Pesticide testing Lab functioning in the department. For obtaining NABL accreditation to quality control laboratories an amount of ₹ 25.00 lakh is earmarked. An amount of ₹ 80.00 lakh is set apart for enforcing quality control of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides.