Chandigarh: Sirsa district of Haryana has become the first district in the state to receive 'Soil Health Cards' for checking soil fertility.

As many as 35,000 soil health cards would be distributed in the district by the next month. While stating this information here on Friday, an official spokesman said this time there has been a bumper crop of wheat in the district and so far no disease has been detected in the wheat crop.

This year wheat was sown over an area of 2.90 lakh hectares in the district. Keeping in view the decreasing temperature, the agriculture scientists of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar have already suggested the farmers of the state to maintain the moisture in the crops of wheat and mustard.


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