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Research Paper | Agricultural Economics | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023
Zero Budget Natural Farming - An Innovative Sustainable Agricultural Practice in India
Dr. Tiji P V
Abstract: This paper is attempting to describe the methods and benefits of Zero Budget Natural farming (ZBNF) in India. It's a chemical free sustainable farming practice invented by Mr. Subhash Palekar in the year in 1995. Zero Budget Natural farming is an alternative low input farming practice have emerged in India and across the glob likely to reduce input costs and higher yields and income for farmers. It also increases the farmer's competence in the international market, through the production of low cost, high quality organic food. ZBNF protect bio diversity and promote eco - friendly farming technical. It enriches soil fertility and ensuring safe food through indigenous technology. All over India, more than 1.6 lakh's of farmers are practising natural farming methods and also considered as a solution for all types of agriculture problems in India. ZBNF was first practised in Karnataka, where it adopted as a movement by a state farmers association. In June 2018, Andhra Pradesh rolled out an ambitious plan to become India's first state to produce 100 per cent natural farming by the year 2024, hence it is considered as self - sufficient sustainable farming practice for the food security of India.
Keywords: Zero Budget, natural farming, sustainable, eco - friendly, agriculture
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,
Pages: 1168 - 1171