Soil quality in state going down: Experts

LUCKNOW: Deviation from traditional farming practices over the years – especially past two decades – has taken toll of the quality of soil in Uttar Pradesh, suggests an assessment by the state agriculture department. The organic content in samples of soil gathered from different parts of the state were found to be 0.2% against the expected standard of 0.8%.

Alarmed over the situation which is leads to poor crop yield, the state government launched the edition of the kisan pathshala on Monday. The scheme – that entails components of production, lowering of input cost and providing market linkage – relates to Modi government’s pledge of doubling a farmer’s income.