6th Soil Health Card Day on 19th February

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6th Soil Health Card Day on 19th February

On 19th February 2021, India’s citizens have observed the 6th Soil Health Card Day.

Purpose:

  • This day commemorates the launch of the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme and also it creates awareness among citizens regarding the advantages of the scheme.

History:

  • In 2015, PM Modi launched the Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme at Suratgarh in Rajasthan.

Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme:

  • The Soil Health Card (SHC) Scheme purposes to issue soil health cards to countries farmers and also ensures additional income to farmers by an increase in yields.
  • This scheme also encourages sustainable farming.

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