Sunday, 18 December 2016

Infrastructure for Testing Quality of Fertilizers

Infrastructure for Testing Quality of Fertilizers
There are 81 Fertiliser Quality Control Laboratories (FQCLs) in the country with annual analyzing capacity of 1.67 lakh samples. There is one fertiliser testing laboratory each in the States of Assam, Mizoram and Tripura. The annual analyzing capacity of laboratories in Assam and Tripura is of 500 samples each and in Mizoram is of 250 samples.
Under Soil Health Management (SHM) scheme of National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture, financial assistance @ Rs.75 lakh per lab for setting up of new FQCLs and @ Rs.30 lakh per lab for strengthening of FQCLs is provided to States based on their requirement. Under the scheme, an amount of Rs.305.62 lakh for setting up of 6 new FQCLs and Rs.469.44 lakh for strengthening of 45 FQCLs has been released to States during 2014-15 to 2016-17 (till November, 2016).

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