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. An amount of 400.00 lakh is earmarked for modernizing the ₹ laboratories under the following components.

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          Out of ₹ 320.00 lakh earmarked for strengthening of laboratories, ₹ 90.00 lakh will be for Soil testing laboratories, ₹ 20.00 lakh each for State bio fertilizer laboratories, State Agmark laboratory and State seed testing laboratory, ₹ 50.00 lakh for Biotechnology and model floriculture center, ₹ 30.00 lakh for State fertilizer quality control laboratories, ₹ 30.00 lakh for Bio control and organic manure quality control 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.

        Soil Health Cards will be distributed to farmers in coordination with Department if Soil Survey & Soil Conservation, VFPCK and Kerala Agricultural University and updated in the soil fertility portal of the department. This will be completed on a project basis. The assistance of LSGs will be sought for on project at local level.