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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Special Issue 1 (2021)

Perception of soil health card by the farmers of Bilaspur district

Author(s):

Sakshi Shastri, Anindita Saha and Ankit Kumar Pandey

Abstract:
Soil is a critical part of successful agriculture. The soil health card scheme has led to a decline of 8-10% in the use of chemical fertilizers and also raised productivity by 5-6% (NPC). The study was conducted in four blocks of Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh during the year 2019-20. SHC beneficiary farmer of these blocks was who are engaged with the SHCs activities. 30 SHCs holder farmers were randomly selected from each block to constitute a sample size of 120 SHC beneficiary farmers for the study. The data were collected through personal interview method with the help of pre-structured scheduled designed with the objective of finding out perception regarding utility of soil health card and to analyze the constraints expressed by farmers in utilization of soil health card. The study revealed that the majority of the SHC holders (95.83 per cent) had medium to high level of perception about Soil Health Card. The probable reason for this result might be the fact that farmer had education above secondary level of education, medium level of mass media exposure and medium scientific orientation i.e. SHC was not only affected by the basic characteristics of the farmers but also by the level of awareness.

Pages: 608-611  |  1213 Views  585 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Sakshi Shastri, Anindita Saha and Ankit Kumar Pandey. Perception of soil health card by the farmers of Bilaspur district. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1S):608-611. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2021.v10.i1Sj.13781

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