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Central government launches PGS


  • Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture Minister launched 3 web portals viz. Soil Health Card portal, Fertiliser Quality Control System portal and Participatory Guarantee System.

Soil Health Card Portal

  • Under the scheme, Soil Health Card portal has been developed for registration of soil samples,recording test results of soil samples and generation of Soil Health Card (SHC)along with Fertilizer Recommendations.
  • This is web based software accessed at the URL www.soilhealth.dac.gov.in.

Fertilizer Quality Control System Portal

  • Fertilizer Quality Control System (FQCS) is a web based and configurable workflow application developed by NIC for processing of sample collection, testing and generation of analysis reports.
  • The application can be accessed at the URL http://www.fqcs.dac.gov.in.

Participatory Guarantee System 

  • Participatory Guarantee System is a process of certifying organic products which ensures agriculture production process in accordance with the standards laid down for organic products and that desired quality has been maintained.
  • In order to promote domestic organic market growth, a decentralized organic farming certification system called Participatory Guarantee System –India (PGS-India)is implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
  • For online operation of this certification system a web portal :http://www.pgsindia-ncof.gov.in hasbeen created.


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