KATHMANDU, Dec 5: World Soil Day is being observed today globally as well as in Nepal with the objective of raising public awareness on the significance of healthy soil and for the sustainable management of soil fertility.

Soils under Threat

December 5, 2021 08:30 am

The World Soil Day (#WorldSoilDay) is held annually on 5th December to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate a sustainable management of soil resources. This year, with the slogan “Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity,” which aims to raise awareness on the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil salinization, increasing soil awareness, and encouraging societies to improve soil health.