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Soil Health Card and Soil Testing Laboratory in West Bengal

Published in Agriculture.

Soil Health Card or SHC as it is popularly known to many is designed with perspectives of soil fertility management with a focus on fertilizer use for crop productivity. Soil is a resource (capital) for which there is no substitute. Fertilizers are not a substitute for part or whole of soil fertility. Crop production essentially relies on traditional practices of soil water and energy management with no adverse effects on the health of the plant, soil and environment; except for sporadic natural calamities. The soil health card lists the outcome of tests conducted on a soil sample and provides space to rate the soils of the region after the tests. By maintaining data of the tests a record of soil health may be built thus facilitating the effect of management practices on soil health. Maintaining soil health the short term will undoubtedly increase the sustainability of farming in the future.

LIST OF GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES

Sl. No. LAB Name LAB Address
1. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, Bankura NUTANCHATI, COLLEGE MORE, DISTRICT: BANKURA, WEST BENGAL
2. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, BURDWAN DISTRICT SEED FARM, KALNA ROAD, PIN 713 101, DISTRICT: BARDDHAMAN, WEST BENGAL
3. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, COOCHBEHAR VIVEKANANDA STREET, PIN-736 101, DISTRICT: COOCHBEHAR, WEST BENGAL
4. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, KALIMPONG SAILABASH,9TH MILE KALIMPONG, DISTRICT: DARJEELING, WEST BENGAL
5. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, TOLLYGUNJE 230 A, NSC BOSE ROAD, PIN 700 040, DISTRICT: KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL
6. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, Malda GOUR ROAD, P.O. MOKDUMPUR, PIN-732 103, DISTRICT: MALDA, WEST BENGAL
7. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, MIDNAPORE KRISHI BHAVAN, ABASH, PIN 721 102, DISTRICT: MEDINIPUR (PASCHIM), WEST BENGAL
8. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, BERHAMPORE P.O.: RANIBAGAN, BERHAMPUR, PIN 742101, DISTRICT: MURSHIDABAD, WEST BENGAL
9. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, KANDI KANDI, PIN 742137, DISTRICT: MURSHIDABAD, WEST BENGAL
10. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY, Purulia P.O. : VIVEKANANDA NAGAR, PIN 723 147, DISTRICT: PURULIA, WEST BENGAL
11. SOIL TESTING LABORATORY,   RAIGANJ P.O.-KARNAJORA, PIN-733 130, DISTRICT: UTTAR DINAJPUR, WEST BENGAL

LIST OF PRIVATE LABORATORIES

Sl. No. LAB Name LAB Address
1. VIVEKANANDA INSTITUTE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY NIMPITH ASHRAM – 743 338 DISTRICT: 24 PARGANAS(S), WEST BENGAL
2. BOINCHI CADP FSCS LTD. BOINCHI, PIN:712 134, DISTRICT: HOOGHLY, WEST BENGAL
3. JALPAIGURI VIVEKANANDA EDUCATION SOCIETY SEVOKE ROAD, 2ND MILE, SILIGURI, DISTRICT: JALPAIGURI, WEST BENGAL

Source: http://wbagrisnet.gov.in/