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Integrated Nutrient Management

  • Overview

    INM Division is responsible for following activities

    Assessment of requirement of fertilizersDepartment of Agriculture & Cooperation organize Zonal Conferences to assess the requirement of fertilizers of States before each cropping season namely Kharif (1st April to 30th September) & Rabi (1st October to 31st March), in consultation with representatives of State Governments, Department of Fertilizers, Lead Fertilizer Suppliers, Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) and ICAR etc. This assessment is made based on the initial requirements projected by State Governments/UTs and they arrive at the requirements of fertilizers on the basis of requirements of NPK nutrients, Consumption pattern, Gross Cropped Area, Irrigated Area etc.

    After finalizing requirement of different fertilizers for all States, statement indicating month-wise and fertilizer-wise requirement is prepared and communicated to Department of Fertilizers (DOF) for making supply plan.

    Availability of Fertilizers

    A weekly audio-visual conference is jointly organized by this Ministry and Department of Fertilizers with all the States to monitor availability of fertilizers as per the monthly allocation plan prepared by Department of Fertilizers.

    Implementation of two schemes namely National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility (NPMSHF) and National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF)

    Administration of Fertilizer Control Order (FCO), 1985

  • Programmes & Schemes

    Guideline for Model Organic Cluster Demonstration and Model Organic Farm under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana(PKVY) scheme.
    Operational Guidelines For MOVCDNER (Mission Organic Value Chain Development of North Eastern Region)
    Revised Guideline of PKVY as per 10th December 2015
    National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF)(Upto 31st March 2014)

    Realizing the growing potential of organic farming in the country, DAC launched a National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) with an outlay of Rs. 57.05 crore as a pilot project during 2004-05 and the project has been continued in 11th Plan with an allocation of Rs. 101.00 crores.

    NPOF is being implemented through the National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF) at Ghaziabad and its six Regional Centers of Organic Farming (RCOFs) at Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Hisar, Jabalpur, Imphal and Nagpur. The mandate of the scheme is as follows:

    • Human Resource Development by providing training State Government Officers, Fertilizer Inspectors, Organic Fertilizers Analysts, Organize Certificate Course and Field Functionaries / Extension Officers Training on Organic Farming
    • Statutory Quality Analysis of Biofertilisers and Organic Fertilisers under Fertilizer Control Order (FCO) and Testing of other organic inputs for study purpose
    • Capacity Building for low cost alternative, farmers group centric certification system-PGS
    • Support for organic input production units under Capital Investment Back Ended Subsidy Scheme through NABARD.
    • Awareness creation through publicity, publications and other print and electronic media
    Continuation/strengthening of Central Fertilizer Quality Control & Training Institute, Faridabad and its Regional Laboratories

    The Central Fertilizer Quality Control & Training Institute (CFQC&TI) and its RFCLs, which were set up during 4th Plan and 7th plan respectively are continuing since then as Plan Scheme, with techno-statutory functions as a part of National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility. The Institute besides ensuring the inspection and analysis of imported fertilizers (all quantity) and Indigenous fertilizers (on random basis), also impart training to all State Fertilizer Inspectors, Notified Authorities and Fertilizer Analysts as statutory function and also an exclusive training organization on Fertilizer Quality Control for foreign participants of developing counties.

    Strengthening of fertilizer quality control laboratories
    • Strengthening / up-grading existing state fertilizer quality control laboratories.
    • Setting up of new fertilizer quality control laboratories by state governments.
    • Setting up of fertilizer testing laboratories for advisory purposes, under the private / cooperative sector.
    Promoting use of integrated nutrient management
    • Promotion of organic manuring.
    • Promotion of soil amendments (basic slag) in acidic soils.
    • Promotion and distribution of micro-nutrients.
    Strengthening of Soil Testing Laboratories (STLs)


    • Setting up new soil testing laboratories and Mobile Soil Testing Laboratories (MSTLs).
    • Strengthening of existing static STLs for micronutrient analysis.
    • Capacity building through training STL staff/extension officers/farmers and field demonstration/workshop etc.
    • Creation of data bank for balanced use of fertilizers, which is site specific.
    • Adoption of village by STLs (10 villages each) through frontline field demonstrations.
    • Preparation of digital district soil matter (using global positioning system) a soil fertility monitoring system by ICAR state agriculture universities (SAUs.)
    Guidelines of National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture(NMSA) for XII Plan Period
    Soil Health Management(SHM) Under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture(NMSA)(W.E.F,1st April 2014)

    “National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture(NMSA) will be implemented during 12th Plan with the objectives to make agriculture more productive, sustainable and climate resilient; to conserve natural resources; to adopt comprehensive soil health management practices; to optimize utilization of water resources; etc.
    “Soil Health Management (SHM) is one of the most important interventions under NMSA.SHM aims at promoting Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) through judicious use of chemical fertilisers including secondary and micro nutrients in conjunction with organic manures and bio-fertilisers for improving soil health and its productivity; strengthening of soil and fertiliser testing facilities to provide soil test based recommendations to farmers for improving soil fertility; ensuring quality control requirements of fertilisers, bio-fertilisers and organic fertilisers under Fertiliser Control Order, 1985; upgradation of skill and knowledge of soil testing laboratory staff, extension staff and farmers through training and demonstrations; promoting organic farming practices etc.

    Implementation of suo moto disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act,2005 and getting it audited by third party
    FAQ On Soil Health Card Scheme
  • Subordinate Offices

    National Centre of Organic Farming Ghaziabad
    Central fertilizer Quality Control and Training Institute,Faridabad
    Soil & Land Use Survey of India
  • Soil Fertility Maps

    Maharashtra - Soil Fertility Maps
    Haryana - Soil Fertility Maps (Micro Nutrient)
    Haryana - Soil Fertility Maps
    IISS Bhopal - Soil Fertility Maps
  • Organic Package of Practises

    Package of practices of Sikkim
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in Maharastra
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in Uttrakhand.
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in Uttar Pradesh.
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in Punjab.
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in Meghalaya.
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in Madhya Pradesh.
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in Karnataka.
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in Jharkhand
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in Himachal Pradesh
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in cropping systems in tamil nadu
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in cropping systems in kerala
    Package of Practices (PoPs) for organic production of crops in chhattisgarh
  • Organic Certification System

    Organic Certification Under NPOP
    List of Certification Bodies
    Agmark Organic Rules
  • Bankable Project

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