Soil Health Mapping and Direct Benefit : Transfer of Fertilizer Subsidy, Research Report IDC-6

Wani, S P and Chander, G and Bhattacharyya, T and Patil, M D (2016) Soil Health Mapping and Direct Benefit : Transfer of Fertilizer Subsidy, Research Report IDC-6. Technical Report. ICRISAT, Patancheru.

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We are extremely thankful to the Prime Minister’s Office for asking us to help prepare the strategy report on Soil Health Mapping and Direct Benefit Transfer of Fertilizer Subsidy. We also sincerely acknowledge the support of the Task force members for their contributions towards the report and the case studies. We also thank all the officials of the Department of Agriculture, Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, partners and donors who have enabled us to play a role and put together the progress in the projects enclosed in the report. This report is part of a series of Strategy Papers drafted on the request of the Prime Minister’s Office, India. This is Research Report No. IDC-6. 28 authors from various institutes have contributed for this paper.


Sustainable soil health management is a critical challenge for India and studies have shown that soils in many parts of the country suffer from widespread multiple nutritional deficiencies (ranging from 18 to 100%). This is a major constraint in improving crop yields and realizing the full potential of agriculture.The situation is further compounded by the lack of adequate infrastructure and institutional arrangements for analyzing soil health of more than 137 million landholdings in the country. The Government of India has embarked on a bold initiative to undertake nationwide soil health mapping by adopting the stratified soil sampling model...

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Series Name: PMO Strategy Document Series
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil Health Mapping, Fertilizer Subsidy, Sustainable soil health management
Subjects: Others > Soil Fertility
Others > Soil
Others > Fertilizers
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 04:57
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 09:09
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