World Soil Day was observed on 5 December

World Soil Day was observed on 5 December

World Soil Day is celebrated by the United Nations on 5 December every year. The purpose of celebrating this day is to make farmers and common people aware of the importance of soil.

'World Soil Day' will be celebrated on 05 December 2019 all over the world. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to make farmers and common people aware of the importance of soil. The theme of World Soil Day 2017 is "Caring for the Planet Starts from Ground".


The first World Soil Day was celebrated all over the world on 05 December 2014. Deputy Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dr. Randhir Singh said that changes in farming practices and environment have had an impact on both soil and water. This program will be celebrated throughout the year to raise awareness about soil and promote sustainable use of important resources.

In order to improve soil health, Prime Minister Modi launched the Soil Health Card Scheme (SHC) in the year 2015. For this, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation of the Government of India had set a target of issuing 14 crore Soil Health Cards (SHCs) across the country.


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World Soil Day is celebrated by the United Nations on 5 December every year. The purpose of celebrating this day is to make farmers and common people aware of the importance of soil. In many parts of the world, fertile soil is barren and the use of more chemical fertilizers and insecticides by farmers is reducing the biological properties of the soil, its fertility is declining and it is also falling victim to pollution. Therefore, farmers and general public need to be made aware for its safety. On December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly resolved to celebrate December 5 as World Soil Day by a resolution passed at the 68th General Assembly meeting.

World soil day is celebrated by the United Nations on 5 December every year. The purpose of celebrating this day is to make farmers and common people aware of the importance of soil. In many parts of the world, fertile soil is barren and due to the decrease in the biological properties of the soil due to the use of more chemical fertilizers and insecticides by the farmers, its fertile capacity is declining and it is also falling victim to pollution. For this, farmers and general public need to be made aware for its safety. On 20 December 2013, it was decided to celebrate 5 December every year as World Soil Day, (IYS 19 feb. 2015).

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On 5 December 2017, World Soil Day was celebrated all over the world. In the year 2017, the main theme of this day was "Caring for the Planet Starts from the Ground". On this occasion, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi called upon the farmers for regular testing of soil through 'Healthy land, field green'. At present, 33 percent of the total soil in the world is already barren or degraded. It is noteworthy that 95 percent of our food comes from soil. Currently 815 million people are food insecure and 2 billion people are nutritionally insecure, but we can reduce this through soil. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness among the people towards soil health and the contribution of soil in life. On 20 December 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations offered to celebrate 'World Soil Day' every year on 5 December which was adopted by the United Nations. The United Nations General Assembly through this resolution announced to celebrate the year 2015 as 'International Soil Year' ie World Soil Day.
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