19 February observes as a Soil Health Card Day in India, to commemorate the launch of the Soil Health Card Scheme, and create awareness about the benefits of the scheme. The year 2021 marks the 6th anniversary of the launch of the Soil Health Card Scheme. PM Modi launched the Soil Health Card Scheme on 19 February 2015 at Rajasthan‘s Suratgarh.
The Soil Health Card Scheme aims at issuing soil health cards to farmers every two years so as to provide a basis to address nutritional deficiencies in the soil. The scheme ensures additional income to farmers by an increase in yields and it also promotes sustainable farming.
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