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PM Modi assures help to farmers on World Soil Day

New Delhi, Dec. 5 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished the farmers on the occasion of World Soil Day and said that his government is committed to improve the health of the soil and provide guidance to farmers on soil related issues.

Prime Minister Modi took to twitter to express his views.

“On World Soil Day we reaffirm our commitment to making our soil healthier. When soil is in good health, our farmers get more wealth,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

“Government’s Soil Heath Card is an endeavour to improve the health of the soil & provide guidance to our farmers on soil related issues,” he said in another tweet.

He also said that the government would launch nationwide initiatives for the farmers.

“From today, there will be nationwide initiatives where farmers will get soil health cards & other inputs. Best wishes to farmers & officials,” he tweeted.

World Soil Day is annually held on December 5 to highlight soil’s importance on Earth.

Thousands of soil scientists and organizations, like the International Union of Soil Sciences, promote the day via social media and organise events to talk about issues such as soil erosion and preserving soil. (ANI)