August 27, 2016
WB Govt to create comprehensive database on soil nature to help farmers
For the first time in the history of West Bengal, the state government has taken a step to create a “comprehensive” database of the nature of soil by conducting 6.5 lakh soil sample tests in the current fiscal. This database will let farmers know the correct measures which are needed to be taken for a better yield.
The state agriculture department has decided to introduce new updated machines for soil testing. The initial process is already over and the new machines will be introduced in villages, soon.
The updated machine of soil testing will get more tests done within a short span of time and will be in place after analysing the results by trial and error method.
West Bengal had received the Krishi Karman award in agriculture for four consecutive years after Mamata Banerjee led Maa, Mati, Manush government assumed office.