Training / Extension activities


ICAR-Sponsored training programme on Advanced Tools and Techniques for Analysis of Pollutant Elements held during November 14-28, 2019 


ICAR-Sponsored training programme on Capacity Building for Generation of Soil Health Cards held during 15-29 January 2020


Self-sponsored Training Programme on “16th Advanced Level Training on Soil Testing, Plant Analysis and Water Quality Assessment” held during 25 July - 14 August 2019.


DST-SERB Sponsored awareness training on Metal and Metalloid Pollution in Water- Soil-Plant-Human Continuum held during 16-18 December 2019.








Soil testing service in India began in 1955-56 with the soil testing laboratory at IARI as the hub to coordinate with all the other soil testing laboratories in the country. This laboratory, called as Central Laboratory for Soil and Plant Analysis, is well known among research and extension agencies, and farmers for its advanced facilities, reliability of analysis, and an efficient advisory service. The Laboratory has advanced analytical facilities including ICP-MS, CHNS Analyzer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) with flame and graphite version, N-Analyzer etc. The Laboratory offers soil, plant, manure and irrigation water analysis services to the farmers and other clients. A regular Advanced Level Training in Soil Testing, Plant Analysis and Water Quality Assessment is also imparted every year for the scientific and technical personnel associated with soil testing.

Services offered:

·Soil and plant testing for macro- and micronutrients

·Irrigation water quality assessment

·Manure analysis for total nutrient content

·Soil and plant analysis for heavy metals and pollutant elements

·Advisory on balanced fertilizer use

·Advisory on management of problem soils



For further details, please contact:



Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry

Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
New Delhi-110012
Phone: 011-25841494
Email: soilhealth[dot]ssac04[at]gmail[dot]com

Scientist Incharge

Central Laboratory for Soil and Plant Analysis

Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
Indian Agricultural Research Institute,
New Delhi-110012
Phone: 011-25843588 Ext. 4332
Email: soilhealth_ssac04[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in







  • On Farm Trials (OFT) for refinement of SSNM technology, Front Line Demonstrations (FLD) of STCR technology were conducted Rajpur village, Aligarh district in Kharif and Rabi season 2019.
  • Farmer field experiment for evaluation using novel coated DAP were conducted under wheat crop in Rajpur village, Aligarh district
  • Organized Farmers filed day on 3rd Dec. 2019 at Village Nagla Tashi district Meerut, UP, for celebration of World Soil Day-2019 under the theme of “Techniques for soil health management for sustainable agriculture with higher income to the farmers”
  • Organized lecture on “Soil and Society” and Quiz competition on 5th Dec. 2019 for attracting youth in Agriculture during World Soil Day Celebration-2019.



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