Soil Analysis

A Sustainable Solution For food Security And Preservation


Name: Yogesh Lodhe

Location : Bhugaon , Maharashtra

The Problems

Farmers in Bhugaon face a recurring issue where excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides depletes soil nutrients, rendering it infertile and reducing crop yields. This cycle necessitates even greater chemical inputs, further diminishing productivity. Farmers, often unaware of soil conditions, resort to unreliable methods or incur high costs and inconvenience by sending samples for testing to distant locations. Establishing soil testing facilities is prohibitively expensive for individual farmers, requiring specialized training and careful handling of chemicals.

The Solution

To address the challenge of soil nutrient depletion and enhance farming efficiency, Amrit Gram established a user-friendly facility. This facility simplifies soil testing for farmers by providing easy-to-follow instructions for chemical mixing in small quantities. Subsequently, a detailed report is automatically generated and sent to the farmer via SMS in a format that is straightforward and easy to understand.

The Impact

The implementation of the soil testing facility through Amrit Gram has had a profound impact:

  • Improved Soil Health: Farmers can now accurately assess soil nutrient levels, leading to more targeted and efficient use of fertilizers and pesticides.
  • Increased Crop Yields: By optimizing input usage, farmers have seen improved crop yields and quality.
  • Cost Savings: Reduced dependency on unnecessary chemical inputs has lowered farming costs, enhancing profitability.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Better soil management practices contribute to environmental sustainability by minimizing chemical runoff and soil degradation.

Empowerment of Farmers: Easy access to comprehensive soil health information empowers farmers to make informed decisions and adopt sustainable agricultural practices.


Solar Cold Storage

Yogesh Lodhe

Namaskar, my full name is Baba Devaraj Gayadane, I am from Bhugaon, Nagpur district. By profession I’m an Farmer. In our farm, we grow apple gourd, Cluster beans, bottle gourd, Ladyfinger etc. Before this, we used to keep the vegetables at home if the market was closed. But now, Solar Cold Storage has been installed at our Village by Vaishali Gyan Foundation. Because of this, we can store our goods here and if we store the goods for a day or two, there is no difference in quality. The price of the goods is the same as that of fresh goods. So, we have benefited a lot from this. Thank you very much for providing us this facility

Benefits of Implementation in Rural Areas

Accessibility: The user-friendly nature of the facility ensures that even farmers with limited technical knowledge can utilize soil testing services effectively.

Economic Efficiency: By reducing the need for excessive chemical inputs and improving crop yields, the facility enhances the economic viability of farming operations.

Educational Value: Farmers gain valuable insights into soil health management, promoting continuous learning and skill development.

Community Development: Adoption of sustainable farming practices fosters community resilience and agricultural productivity, benefiting the entire rural economy.


The establishment of the soil testing facility by Amrit Gram marks a significant advancement in agricultural practices in rural areas. By providing accessible and accurate soil health assessments, the initiative has enabled farmers to enhance productivity, reduce costs, and contribute to environmental sustainability. This project not only improves individual farm profitability but also strengthens community resilience and promotes long-term agricultural viability. As a result, Amrit Gram’s soil testing facility stands as a model for sustainable rural development, illustrating the transformative impact of technology and innovation in agriculture.