India Govt says soil health card reduced cost of paddy farming by 16-25%.

The use of soil health cards has led to 16-25% reduction in cost of paddy cultivation and 10-15% reduction in pulses and oilseed farming in 136 districts of 16 states. After the introduction of soil health card scheme, there has also been 10-25% increase in paddy production, 10-15% in coarse cereals, 10-30% in pulses and 35-66% rise in output of oilseeds. Soil Health Card provides information to farmers on nutrient status of their soil along with recommendations on appropriate dosage of nutrients for improving soil health and its fertility.