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Consider the following statements : .
The nation-wide ‘Soil Health Card Scheme' aims at

1. expanding the cultivable area under irrigation.
2. enabling the banks to assess the quantum of loans to be granted to farmers on the basis of soil quality.
3. checking the overuse of fertilizers in farmlands.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer:

B

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Explanation:

The nation-wide 'Soil Health Card Scheme' aims at checking the overuse of fertilizers in farmlands. The scheme involves the issuance of soil health cards to farmers, which provide information about the nutrient status of their soil and recommendations for appropriate fertilizer use. The objective is to promote balanced and judicious use of fertilizers based on the actual nutrient requirements of the soil and crops. This helps in improving soil health, reducing fertilizer wastage, and enhancing agricultural productivity in a sustainable manner.

Statement 1 is incorrect. The expansion of cultivable area under irrigation is not the specific objective of the Soil Health Card Scheme.

Statement 2 is incorrect. The scheme does not directly involve banks in assessing loans to farmers based on soil quality.

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