Awareness-cum-Capacity Building Programme on Quality Assurance of Soil Testing Labs under Soil Health Card Scheme
Awareness-cum-Capacity Building Programme on Quality Assurance of Soil Testing Labs under Soil Health Card Scheme

25th April 2024, Nadia

An Awareness-cum-Capacity Building programme on Quality Assurance of Soil Testing Labs under the Soil Health Card Scheme envisioning the Slogan ‘Swasth Dhara, Khet Haraa’ – Healthy Earth, Green Farm was organized jointly by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories and ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (BCKV), Nadia today.

Awareness-cum-Capacity Building Programme on Quality Assurance of Soil Testing Labs under Soil Health Card Scheme

The Chief Guest Prof. G. Saha, Vice-Chancellor, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya underlined the necessity of a robust quality assurance programme to ensure the precision and uniformity of soil testing.

Dr. Pradip Dey, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kolkata, emphasised the importance of quality assurance in soil testing laboratories for providing accurate recommendations to the farming community.

Dr. Dey accentuated that quality testing must adhere to established protocols and make use of appropriate calibrating techniques to ensure accurate as well as reliable results.

Dr. Dipankar Roy, Deputy Director, Agriculture (Admn.) Govt of West Bengal briefed about various government schemes focusing on quality assurance.

Dr. P. Banerjee, Nodal Officer, Soil Health Card, Nadia, discussed the implementation of the soil health card scheme in the State.

Ms. Malancha Das, Deputy Director, NABL, Kolkata said that NABL in India plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality and reliability of testing and calibration services provided by laboratories across various sectors.

Dr. Avijit Das, Former Senior Director & Lead Assessor, NABL discussed in detail the importance and protocols of Recognition/Accreditation of Soil Testing Laboratories.

A total of 56 participants attended the programme. 

(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata)

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