Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment, Odisha State, India, released the Soil Atlas published by ICRISAT on World Soil Day 2020. Photo: ICRISAT

Soil Atlas and Two Modern State Referral Labs Launched Through ICRISAT-Led Bhoochetana Project in Odisha, India

The soil movement started in the Indian state of Odisha two-and-half years ago through the ICRISAT-led Bhoochetana project crossed an important milestone with the launch of a soil atlas and two modern soil testing laboratories of international standard. Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo, the State Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Empowerment, […]

Modern soil testing labs to give farming in Odisha a big boost

To improve agricultural productivity by detecting soil nutrient deficiencies and remedying them, two state-of-the-art soil testing laboratories in Bhubaneshwar and Sambalpur are being set up and have begun dry runs. The referral laboratories are being set up in a convergence mode, with ICRISAT supporting the government laboratory staff for a […]

Hands-on training conducted for soil testing laboratory staff of Odisha at ICRISAT in the year 2018.


Soil Health Scheme for Farmers in Odisha – To Benefit 4.35 Million Farmers in 30 districts

Bhoochetana, an initiative that has transformed lives of several million farmers in Karnataka, is now being launched in Odisha. The Department of Agriculture, Government of Odisha–and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) joined hands and signed a Memorandum of Agreement today to potentially benefit 4.35 million […]