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Technology 01 Soil Testing Services

A model to provide soil testing services to the farmers of Sunderbans.

Brief description:

A simplified, field based but authentic model for soil testing has enabled the large number of farmers to have the soil testing facility. The soil testing method follow the conventional method of soil testing for N, P, K, pH, EC and OC, with little modification so that a mobile soil testing unit with all the instruments and mini generator can render soil testing facility at the grass root level. The methodology demands uniqueness as the soil samples are tested by the rural people themselves.


Nodal persons working at the Soil Testing Lab, VIB on the samples collected.















Utility benefits:

  1. Simple and can easily be done by trained rural youths.
  2. Soil analysis facility can be brought to door step of large number of farmers.
  3. An income generating program for rural youths.