Skip to main content

Election Commission of India gets ‘Silver’ award for Excellence in Government Process re-engineering for digital transformation from Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India.

Election Commission

Election Commission of India gets ‘Silver’ award for Excellence in Government Process re-engineering for digital transformation from Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India.

The Election Commission of India has been awarded ‘Silver’ for Excellence in Government Process re-engineering for digital transformation for the year 2019-20. The award was given on 8th Feb 2020.


Dr Sandeep Saxena Senior Deputy Election Commissioner handing over the award to

Shri. Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner of India


The award seeks to recognize the projects that involved analysis and re-design of workflow and which resulted in improvement in outcomes related to efficiency, effectiveness of process, cost, quality, service delivery or a combination of these.

The award was presented during the 23rd National Conference on e-Governance February 7-8, 2020 at Mumbai by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India.

The award was given to Dr. Sandeep Saxena, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner and Dr Kushal Pathak, Director ICT & CISO as Project Head for the ERONET from ECI.

ERONET standardised forms processing, standard database schema, and a standard template for eroll printing. It automates the process of electoral roll management starting from elector registration, field verification of electors, decision support system for Electoral registration officers and for providing extensive integrated value-added services.

ERONET is a common database for all States and UTs with data of 91 crore electors. It provides bedrock of electoral roll in providing various web services to Conduct of Elections applications of Election Commission of India. 


Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Soil health card Scheme Completes 5 years on 19-2-2020

Soil health Cards issued every 2 years to Farmers

Soil health leads to Sustainable Farming

The International year of soils was celebrated in 2015 the same year India’s unique programme of soil health card was launched on February 19 to assess the nutrient status of every farm holding in the country. The objectives of the Soil Health Card scheme are to issue soil health cards to farmers every 2 years so as to provide a basis to address nutritional deficiencies in fertilization practises.Soil testing is developed to promote soil test based on nutrient management .Soil testing reduces cultivation cost by application of right quantity of fertilizer.It ensures additional income to farmers by increase in yields and it also promotes sustainable farming.

Soil Health Card Scheme was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 19.02.2015 at Suratgarh, Rajasthan. The scheme has been introduced to assist State Governments to issue soil health cards to all farmers in the country. Soil health card provides information to farmers on nutrient status of their soil along with recommendation on appropriate dosage of nutrients to be applied for improving soil health and its fertility.


Financial Progress of Soil Health Card Scheme:

(Rs in crore)


Funds released


















From 2015 to 2017, in Cycle 1,10.74 crore soil health cards were distributed to farmers. In Cycle-II (2017-19),11.69crore soil health cards have been distributed to farmers across the country. 

Establishment of Soil Testing Labs:   So far 429 New Static Soil Testing Labs (STLs), 102 New Mobile STLs, 8752 Mini STLs have been provided. Village level soil testing facilities(VLSTLS) by agri-entrepreneurs have also been promoted and so far 1562 VLSTLs have been sanctioned and strengthening of 800 existing STLs have been sanctioned to States/UTs under the scheme. Thus the soil analyzing capacity has increased from 1.78 to 3.33 crore soil samples per annum in short period of 5 years.

Soil Health Card provides two sets of fertilizer recommendations for six crops including recommendations of organic manures. Farmers can also get recommendations for additional crops on demand. They can also print the card as their own from SHC portal. SHC portal has farmers database of both the cycles and is available in 21 languages for the benefit of the farmers.

Organization of demonstrations, trainings and farmer melas: So far 5.50 lakh demonstrations on SHC recommendation, 8898 farmer’s trainings and 7425 farmer’s melas have been sanctioned to States/UTs under the scheme.

During 2019-20, a pilot project ‘Development of Model Villages’ has been undertaken up where soil samples collection has been done at individual farm holding with farmer’s participation instead of sample collection at grids.Under the pilot project, one village per block is adopted for land holding based soil sampling, testing and organization of larger number of demonstrations up to a maximum number of 50 demonstrations (1 ha each) for each adopted village. This will result in acceptance of Soil Health Card by farmers. 

So far 6954 villages have been identified by the States/UTs in which against the target of 26.83 lakh samples, 20.18 lakh samples have been collected, 14.65 lakh samples have been analyzed and 13.54 lakh cards have been distributed to farmers. Apart from this 246968 demonstrations and 6951 farmer melas have been approved for States/UTs.

Awareness among farmers is being stepped up by coordinated efforts of Departments of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Fertilisers backed by technology and network of KrishiVigyanKendras of Indian Council of Agriculture Research. Farmer can track their samples, print their Cardsetc at Common Service Centres also at the Farmers Corner of and fulfil the mantra of SwasthaDhara to Khet Hara (if the soil is healthy, the fields will be green).


Please click here for 

Study on Impact of Soil Health Card Scheme by National Productivity Council


Bekhabaron Ki Khabar - बेख़बरों की खबर

Bekhabaron Ki Khabar, magazine in Hindi by Radheshyam Chourasiya / Bekhabaron Ki Khabar: Read on mobile & tablets -


मध्यप्रदेश समाचार

देश समाचार

Popular posts from this blog

आधे अधूरे - मोहन राकेश : पाठ और समीक्षाएँ | मोहन राकेश और उनका आधे अधूरे : मध्यवर्गीय जीवन के बीच स्त्री पुरुष सम्बन्धों का रूपायन

  आधे अधूरे - मोहन राकेश : पीडीएफ और समीक्षाएँ |  Adhe Adhure - Mohan Rakesh : pdf & Reviews मोहन राकेश और उनका आधे अधूरे - प्रो शैलेंद्रकुमार शर्मा हिन्दी के बहुमुखी प्रतिभा संपन्न नाट्य लेखक और कथाकार मोहन राकेश का जन्म  8 जनवरी 1925 को अमृतसर, पंजाब में  हुआ। उन्होंने  पंजाब विश्वविद्यालय से हिन्दी और अंग्रेज़ी में एम ए उपाधि अर्जित की थी। उनकी नाट्य त्रयी -  आषाढ़ का एक दिन, लहरों के राजहंस और आधे-अधूरे भारतीय नाट्य साहित्य की उपलब्धि के रूप में मान्य हैं।   उनके उपन्यास और  कहानियों में एक निरंतर विकास मिलता है, जिससे वे आधुनिक मनुष्य की नियति के निकट से निकटतर आते गए हैं।  उनकी खूबी यह थी कि वे कथा-शिल्प के महारथी थे और उनकी भाषा में गज़ब का सधाव ही नहीं, एक शास्त्रीय अनुशासन भी है। कहानी से लेकर उपन्यास तक उनकी कथा-भूमि शहरी मध्य वर्ग है। कुछ कहानियों में भारत-विभाजन की पीड़ा बहुत सशक्त रूप में अभिव्यक्त हुई है।  मोहन राकेश की कहानियां नई कहानी को एक अपूर्व देन के रूप में स्वीकार की जाती हैं। उनकी कहानियों में आधुनिक जीवन का कोई-न-कोई विशिष्

तृतीय पुण्य स्मरण... सादर प्रणाम । Bekhabaron Ki Khabar - बेख़बरों की खबर Bekhabaron Ki Khabar - बेख़बरों की खबर Bkk News Bekhabaron Ki Khabar, magazine in Hindi by Radheshyam Chourasiya / Bekhabaron Ki Khabar: Read on mobile & tablets -

खाटू नरेश श्री श्याम बाबा की पूरी कहानी | Khatu Shyam ji | Jai Shree Shyam | Veer Barbarik Katha |

संक्षेप में श्री मोरवीनंदन श्री श्याम देव कथा ( स्कंद्पुराणोक्त - श्री वेद व्यास जी द्वारा विरचित) !! !! जय जय मोरवीनंदन, जय श्री श्याम !! !! !! खाटू वाले बाबा, जय श्री श्याम !! 'श्री मोरवीनंदन खाटू श्याम चरित्र'' एवं हम सभी श्याम प्रेमियों ' का कर्तव्य है कि श्री श्याम प्रभु खाटूवाले की सुकीर्ति एवं यश का गायन भावों के माध्यम से सभी श्री श्याम प्रेमियों के लिए करते रहे, एवं श्री मोरवीनंदन बाबा श्याम की वह शास्त्र सम्मत दिव्यकथा एवं चरित्र सभी श्री श्याम प्रेमियों तक पहुंचे, जिसे स्वयं श्री वेद व्यास जी ने स्कन्द पुराण के "माहेश्वर खंड के अंतर्गत द्वितीय उपखंड 'कौमारिक खंड'" में सुविस्तार पूर्वक बहुत ही आलौकिक ढंग से वर्णन किया है... वैसे तो, आज के इस युग में श्री मोरवीनन्दन श्यामधणी श्री खाटूवाले श्याम बाबा का नाम कौन नहीं जानता होगा... आज केवल भारत में ही नहीं अपितु समूचे विश्व के भारतीय परिवार ने श्री श्याम जी के चमत्कारों को अपने जीवन में प्रत्यक्ष रूप से देख लिया हैं.... आज पुरे भारत के सभी शहरों एवं गावों में श्री श्याम जी से सम्बंधित संस्थाओं