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

3rd May 2024, Hooghly

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

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

Dr. Pradip Dey, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kolkata, emphasised the pivotal role of quality assurance schemes in bolstering trust in soil testing laboratory services. Dr. Dey urged the meticulous implementation of robust quality management systems, encompassing policies, procedures, and ethical considerations.

Mr. Debesh Chandra Das, Deputy Director, Agriculture (WBP) & PD, ATMA, Hooghly spoke about the implementation of the soil health card scheme in the district.

Prof. Kaushik Brahmachari, Director of Extension Education, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya,  highlighted the necessity of a robust quality assurance program to ensure uniformity of testing.

Ms. Malancha Das, Deputy Director, NABL, Kolkata stated that the laboratories that achieve NABL accreditation demonstrate their technical competence, reliability, and commitment to quality.

Dr. Himadri Saha, Associate Professor, Dept. of Ag. Chemistry & Soil Science, BCKV, Dr. Kaushik Majumder, Soil Scientist, Rice Research Station, Chinsurah, Shri Debkanta Mandal, District manager, SSC, Hooghly, Dr. Pintu Sur, Asst. Agricultural Chemist & In-charge, STL, Hooghly, and Dr. S.H. Ansari, Head, ICAR-KVK, Hooghly, were also present during the programme.

A total of 42 participants attended the programme.

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

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