By Smriti Sethi Soil Health Card Scheme
Introduction Launched in - Rajasthan. It gives information about the nutrient status of soils along with the recommendations on appropriate dosage of nutrients to improve soil health and fertility. It will be issued in every 3 years to farm so that nutrient deficiency can be regular detected and improved. Amprovide Sod Healih Card te all 120 million am holdings. It will be implemented in collaboration with state govt. in
Contents Soil testing in laboratory Issue of soil health card Crop based recommendations
Benefits The scheme will monitor the soil of the farmers well and will give them a formatted report. So, they can decide well which crops they should cultivate and which ones they should skip. Farmers will get a proper soil health record. They can study the soil management practices. Accordingly, they can plan the future of their crops and land. The government is paying attention that the same person carries out soil analysis for a farmer. This will further enhance the effectiveness of the scheme. It will give the farmers a proper idea of which nutrients their soil is lacking. And hence, which crops they should invest in. they will also tell which fertilizers they need. So, ultimately, the crop ield will see a rise. Aim - to find out the type of particular soil
Introduction Launched by - Maharashtra government. Objective - to provide affordable (subsidised) sanitary pads to school girls and women. Under the scheme, schoolgirls studying in Zilla Parishad schools will get sanitary napkin packet at Rs 5 while rural women can avail it at subsidised rate of Rs.24 and Rs.29
Key points Nodal agency - Umed Participating Self Help Groups (SHGs) will be entrusted with the task of supply and sale of sanitary pads and counselling the girls and women. The SHGs will procure sanitary napkins from suppliers by registering on Asmita mobile application and distribute them to rural women and girls as requirement and demand
Needed? There is very little awareness about menstrual hygiene during periods among girls in the age group of 11 to 19 years and women in general in rural areas of Maharashtra. Only 17% of them use sanitary napkins. The main reasons for such low usage of sanitary napkins are high costs of pads, their unavailability in rural areas.
Significance The scheme will promote menstrual hygiene and increase awareness among young girls on usage of sanitary pads. It will help to reduce school absenteeism i.e. boost school attendance among school girls. Similarly, it will help to create employment opportunities for women in rural areas and create awareness about healtlh and education.
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