Current Affairs February 2015 – National
- 10th Aero India show held in Bengaluru.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Soil Health Card Scheme.
- The scheme will help farmers in improving productivity by appropriate use of nutrients/fertilizers.
- 14 crore Soil Health Cards will be issued to farmer of the country in a span of 3 years. Around 3 crore farmers will be covered in financial year 2014-15.
- Basic Feature of the Soil Health Card:
- It would contain all basic information and recommendations of nutrients or fertilizers required for different soil types.
- It will carry crop-wise recommendation of fertilizers required for lands and various other recommendations.
- Soil Health Cards will ensure that farmers are aware of the quality of soil and use right fertilisers/chemicals. It will help in keeping a check on overuse of fertilizers on farm land.
- The Prime Minister also gave a slogan Swasth Dharaa Khet Haraa (Healthy Earth Green Farm).
- 1st National Tribal festival Vanaj 2015 concluded. Organised by Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
- India and China jointly launched the “Visit India Year” in China.
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