Awareness of Farmers towards Soil Health Card Scheme in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh
S Lokesh Babu, T Lakshmi, SV Prasad, S Hemalatha and B Ravindra Reddy
Soil test based nutrient management has emerged as a key issue in efforts to increase agricultural productivity and production since optimal use of nutrients, based on soil and improve crop productivity and minimize wastage of these nutrients, thus minimizing impact on environmental leading to bias through optimal production. Governments do efforts towards these through Soil Health Cards. The study was conducted Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh (2018- 2019). A total of 240 SHC beneficiaries were selected from six mandals. The results revealed that, majority (67.91 %) of SHC scheme farmers had possessed medium level of awareness about SHC scheme followed by high (17.92%) and low (14.17%) levels of awareness about SHC scheme respectively. Majority of SHC scheme farmers possessed medium level of awareness about SHC scheme. The possible reason behind medium level of awareness may be due to different factors namely medium level of education, extension contact, risk orientation, exposure to mass media, social participation and farmers’ interest in new technology. Now a day’s farmers are feeling the need of balanced utilization of fertilizers which made them to fetch requisite information regarding the SHC scheme.
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S Lokesh Babu, T Lakshmi, SV Prasad, S Hemalatha and B Ravindra Reddy. Awareness of Farmers towards Soil Health Card Scheme in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(4S): 524-526.