ICAR-IISR has celebrated the world soil day on the 5 Dec 2017 in collaboration with KVK, ICAR-IISR, Peruvannamuzhi. The farmers awareness seminars and distribution of soil health cards to selected farmers were organized at two Panchayats. At Naduvannur, the soil day seminar was inaugurated by Mr. Purushan Kadalundi, Hon'ble MLA, Balusserry and felicitated by Vice President, Kavunthara Village Panchayat, Dr. R. Dinesh and Dr. P. Rathakrishnan, IISR. An awareness class on soil health management for sustainable crop production was delivered by Dr. V. Srinivasan, ICAR-IISR to 55 farmers. MLA has distributed 30 soil health cards to the farmers with information on soil fertility status and crop specific recommendations. At KVK, Peruvannamuzhi, the soil day seminar was inaugurated and presided by Ms. Sati, Black Panchayat President, Perambra and felicitated by Dr. TK. Jacob, IISR. The awareness classes on production management of vegetables and banana and on soil health management were delivered by Dr. P. Manoj and Dr. Mariya, respectively and the seminar was attended by 100 school children from Chembanoda, Maruthonkara and Mullankunnu villages and 50 farmers from Maruthonkara village. Ms. Sati issued soil health cards to 36 farmers from Maruthonkara Panchayat.