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

9th May 2024, Purba Medinipur

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 in hybrid mode jointly by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories and ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya), Purba Medinipur today.

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

Dr. Pradip Dey, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Kolkata, emphasised that laboratories need to implement effective quality management systems that encompass policies, procedures, documentation, and controls to ensure the consistency and reliability of testing and calibration activities. Dr. Dey stated that a strong quality assurance procedure is required to guarantee testing consistency and to win the farming community's trust regarding the recommendations of soil testing laboratories.

Ms. Malancha Das, Deputy Director, NABL, Kolkata, briefed the function of NABL and the importance and protocols of Recognition/Accreditation of Soil Testing Laboratories.

A total of 50 participants attended the programme.

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

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