Govt. of Maharashtra

Soil and Water Testing Scheme for Farmers in Maharashtra

Soil and Water Testing scheme for farmers is introduced by the state government of Maharashtra. Under this scheme, the agriculture department of Maharashtra implements soil and water testing for farmers. This laboratory test helps to know quantity of minerals and other substance in soil or water. The farmer get soil and water testing lab is available in Pune, Sangli, Parbhani, Aurangabad, Yavatmal, Thane, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Latur, Amravati, Jalgaon cities in Maharashtra. This scheme helps farmers to get the benefit to know the actual condition of soil and water. Once farmer gets the report about soil and water test, the farmer can make changes with the help of fertilizer in the soil according to agriculture condition. The soil testing lab may charge minimum Rs.15/- per sample. Under this scheme, the laboratory may charge Rs. 20/- per sample on heavy minerals like manganese, iron, and copper etc. water testing facility is also available in all districts in Maharashtra. The lab may charge minimum 100/- per sample for water testing. In this particular scheme, the agriculture laboratory also provides extra service for special soil test for Rs. 250/- per sample including the test of more than thirteen important substances in the soil. The farmers can get benefits of soil testing no. of times. Once any farmers can apply for soil or water testing, the agriculture laboratory can give the reports of samples in 30 days including suggestions and guidelines to farmers about fertilizers

Benefits of Soil and Water Testing Scheme for Farmers in Maharashtra:

  • The farmers can get benefits of soil testing no. of times
  • To get benefits to increase production according to using laboratory report
  • No testing or financial limits to apply for test

Eligible of Soil and Water Testing Scheme for Farmers in Maharashtra:

  1. All farmers are eligible
  2. Farmers from Maharashtra state are eligible for this scheme

Implementation of Soil and Water Testing for Farmers:

  1. Soil and Water Testing scheme is implemented by agriculture department of Maharashtra
  2. The scheme in district is implementing by district soil and water testing laboratory officer, taluka agriculture officer and sub-divisional agriculture officer

Application procedure:

  1. A farmer may visit agriculture department of Maharashtra
  2. Farmers also visit district, taluka agriculture officers

References & details:

  1. For more details about scheme visit official site: https://govinfo.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Mrusam-Mrucha-1.pdf
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