The purpose of the APP is it is the digitised format of Soil Health Card that is distributed to farmers. A farmer hardly keeps his Soil Health Card in his pocket but the mobile is always remains in his pocket. Therefore he/she can know the soil status of the field at any time from his mobile. Depending on the soil status a no. of crop can be chosen to see the STCR based fertiliser recommendation required for the crop for different combination of fertiliser. As the result of soil health is also displayed in google map indicating the grid location the nearby farmer of the grid can also detect his land and know the soil status.
For the KVK scientist or extension personnel one problem is that once the soil sample has been taken for a grid located in an area, it is difficult to know whether soil sample has been drawn from that area or not. This problem has been solved in the APP as GPS Tracking option the Latitude and Longitude of the location can be displayed and also the Google Map of the area will be shown with Marker of the grid whose soil sample has already been taken. As a result the extension expert will draw sample from the grid where Marker is not being shown.
The Soil Health Card that will be displayed in the APP is the soil sample tested by various KVKs of Odisha and uploaded. Efforts are going on to include the farmers of other state which will be included in the next version of the APP.