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Research Paper | Agriculture | India | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014
Natural Farming: A Way for Sustainable Development
Abstract: Agriculture is an important sector in India for the sustenance and growth of the Indian economy. Using conventional techniques in agriculture is like cancer to our soil and health, as well. It does not only make the soil barren but eventually, the farmer goes under debt. Hence, the only way to deal with this ever rising problem is Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF). The word 'budget' refers to credit and expenses, thus the phrase 'Zero Budget' means without using any credit, and without spending any money on purchased inputs. 'Natural farming' means farming with Nature and without chemicals. Zero budget farmers use mulching, soil protection techniques, natural pesticides and fertilizers. The principal methods of ZBNF include crop rotation, green manures and compost, biological pest control, and mechanical cultivation.
Keywords: natural farming, zero budget, Natural farming, Zero input, ZBNF
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014,
Pages: 2842 - 2845