April 19, 2024


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Chhattisgarh: Agri varsity develops soil-testing kit for farmers

The Raipur-based mostly Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) has created a transportable soil screening kit, which will assistance farmers figure out the nutritional content of soil on their land, an official claimed on Tuesday.

The kit obtained a patent certification from the Central governing administration very last 7 days, adhering to which the college has initiated the system of its business generation, the official from the college claimed.

“The governing administration has been issuing soil wellbeing cards to farmers just after screening soil from their land, but for this, cultivators have to deliver soil samples to the agriculture department’s labs, and the overall system normally takes 4 to five days,” IGKV’s community relations officer Sanjay Nayyar claimed.

However, with the IGKV’s kit, farmers will be in a position to examination soil’s content on their own, he claimed.

A staff of researchers, led by vice-chancellor Dr S K Patil, experienced utilized for a patent for the kit in 2016 by means of the Indian Council of Agriculture Exploration (ICAR), which the Centre authorised very last 7 days, he claimed.

Farmers will be in a position to test natural nutrition, acidic or alkaline mother nature of the soil and other nutrition which include nitrogen and potash utilizing the kit, the official claimed.

This will, in switch, assistance them take care of the amount of manure and fertiliser essential for distinctive crops, he extra.

The kit, which will price ₹4,000-four,500, will comprise chemical solutions, powders, screening devices and instruction guidebook, he claimed.

At minimum twenty five samples can be tested with 1 kit, and in foreseeable future, farmers will have to acquire only chemical solutions which will price all over ₹2,000, not the overall kit, he claimed.

We have tied up with a firm for its business generation, which will start before long and kits will be accessible in the market place, he extra.