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Soil Health Management (SHM) under NMSA

Out of the 4 interventions under NMSA, Soil Health Management (SHM) is one of the most important intervention, SHM will aim at promoting location as well as crop specific sustainable soil health management including residue management, organic farming practices by way of creating and linking soil fertility maps with macro-micro nutrient management, appropriate land use based on land capability, judicious application of fertilizers and minimizing the soil erosion.

Components & Assistance for SHM:

S. No. Components Description Norms of Assistance
1 Setting up of new Soil Testing Laboratories (Static and Mobile) In order to promote soil test based balanced and judicious use of chemical fertilizers, 100new static/mobile STLs will be set up in the country during the 12th Five Year Plan. 75% of the project cost, subject to a limit of Rs. 56 lakh, will be provided as subsidy for purchase of machinery & equipment, chemicals & glass wares, miscellaneous laboratory articles etc.

In case of Mobile STLs, financial assistance from DAC shall be 75% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs. 56 lakh per Mobile STL

       
2 Strengthening of Existing Soil Testing Laboratories   Rs. 30 lakhs per/lab for creating micronutrient analysis facilities through purchase of Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrophotometer (ICP)/Atomic Absorption Spectrometer(AAS), its accessories with required chemicals and glassware of standard quality
       
3 Capacity Building through training of STL staff/ extension officers/ farmers and field demonstration/ workshops etc.
  Two days training for staff and Field functionaries
  i) Lodging and Boarding @ Rs. 400/-per person/day for 20 participants 16000.00
  ii) Folder/Stationery/Lierature 5000.00
  iii) Honorarium to Guest Speakers @ Rs. 500 per speaker – 4Nos 2000.00
  iv) Tea/Coffee/Misc. expeses including POL, Transport 2000.00
    Total 25000.00 Rs
       
  Two days Farmers training
  i) Working lunch/tea/training arrangements @ Rs. 150/- per person/day for 20 participants 6000.00
  ii) Stationery/literature 2000.00
  iii) Honorarium to Guest Speakers @ Rs. 500 per speaker 2000.00 including miscellaneous expenses 2000.00
    Total 10,000.00 Rs
       
  Field Demonstration
  i) Assistance to farmer for inputs, labour etc. 5000.00
  ii) Field Day expenses

 

 
(a) Refreshment to 50 faremers @ Rs. 50/ farmer

 

2500.00

 

(b) Miscellaneous expenses such as POL/Transport/ 2500.00 Honorarium etc. 2500.00
    Total 20000.00
       
4 Creation of Data Bank
  i) Setting up of new Mobile/Static soil testing laboratories (MSTL/SSTL) 75% Assistance of total project cost to State Govt. for SSTL subject to a maximum limit of Rs 56 lakh per SSTL/MSTL.
  ii) Strengthening of existing SSTL/ MSTL. 75% Assistance to State Govt. subject to a maximum limit of Rs 30 lakh per MSTL/ SSTL.
  iii) Training and demonstration on Soil Health management Training to STL/FTL Staff, field functionaries.

 

Rs. 25,000/- per training session for 20 participants or more. Training to farmers including field demonstrations;

 

Rs. 10,000/- per training session for 20 participants or more.

 

Rs. 20,000/- per Front Line Field Demonstration

  iv) Creation of databank on location specific balanced use of fertilizers One time assistance to State Govt. up to Rs. 10 lakh per state
  v) Creation of District-wise Digital soil fertility maps One time assistance to State Govt. up to Rs. 6.00 lakh per district subject to maximum of Rs. 50 lakh for one State per annum
  vi) Providing Portable Soil Testing Kit to field level officers of State Govt. Assistance @ Rs.15,000/Kit
  vii) Promotion and distribution of micronutrients 50% of cost subject to a limit of Rs. 500/- per ha and/or Rs. 1000/- per beneficiary.
  viii) Strengthening of existing Fertilizer Quality Control Labs (FTLs) by State Govts. Assistance to State Govt. subject to a maximum limit of Rs.30 lakh per FTL
  ix) Setting up of new Fertilizer Quality Control Labs by State Govts. 100% assistance to State Govt. subject to a maximum limit of Rs 75 lakh per FTL.
       
5 Adoption of village by STLs (maximum 10 Villages per STL) through Frontline Field Demonstration (FFD)
  i) Subsidy on inputs (a) Soil amendments @ Rs. 200/acrex10 2000.00
    (b) Micronutrient @ Rs. 200/acre x10 2000.00
    (c) Organic inputs @ Rs. 200/acrex10 2000.00
    (d) Fertilizer @ Rs.1000/acre x10 10,000.00
  ii) Field Day-cum-Farmers Fair (one day) (a) Tea snacks etc for 50 farmers @ Rs. 50/ farmer 2500.00
    (b) Misc expenses for field day 1500.00
    Total 20000.00 Rs
       
       
       
       
       
6 Preparation of Digital District Soil Maps and Global Positioning System (GPS) based Soil Fertility Monitoring   Assistance will be restricted to around Rs. 6.00 lakh per district.
       
7 Portable Soil Testing Kits for Balanced Use of Fertilizers   Subject to maximum of Rs. 0.15 lakh/per kit
       
8 Promotion and Distribution of Micronutrient   Assistance will limited to 50% of the cost of requisite nutrients subject to a maximum of Rs. 500 per hectare.
       
9 Strengthening Of Fertilizer Quality Control system
i) Strengthening/Upgradation of the existing State Fertilizer Quality Control Laboratories Rs. 30 lakh per laboratory is to be provided for purchase of machinery & equipment, chemicals, glasswares and miscellaneous laboratory articles
ii) Setting up of new Fertilizer Quality Control Laboratories One time grant of Rs.75 lakh per laboratory shall be provided for purchase of machinery &equipments, chemicals, glass 7 0 NATIONAL MISSION FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES wares and miscellaneous laboratory articles
iii) Reclamation of Problem soil Alkali/saline Soil 50% of cost subject to a limit of Rs. 25,000/- per ha and/or Rs. 50,000/- per beneficiary
  Acid Soil 50% of cost subject to a limit of Rs. 3,000/- per ha and/or Rs. 6,000/- per beneficiary
       
10 Support to CFQC & TI    
       
11 Support to NCOF    
       
12 Components to be implemented by NABARD
  i) Setting up of mechanized Fruit/Vegetable Market/Agro Waste Compost production unit (100 TPD capacity) Model project outlay of each unit is proposed for Rs.190.00 lakh. 100% assistance will be provided to State Govt /Govt Agencies upto a maximum limit of Rs 190 lakh / unit and for individuals/private agencies in the form of Capital Investment Subsidy @ 33% of total financial outlay (TFO) limited to Rs.63 lakh as Credit linked back ended subsidy through NABARD.
  ii) Setting up of State of art liquid/carrier based Bio-fertilizer/Biopesticide Production Units (200 TPA Capacity) Model project outlay of each unit is proposed for Rs.175.00 lakh. 100% Assistance will be provided to State Govt./Govt. Agencies upto a maximum limit of Rs 160 lakh/unit and for individuals/private agencies in the form of Capital Investment Subsidy @ 25% of total financial outlay (TFO) or Rs.40 lakh whichever is less as credit linked back ended subsidy through NABARD.
       
13 Components to be implemented by State Govts./ICAR/SAUs etc    

 

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