The Centre says the method will improve crop productivity and reduce input costs, but it remains unclear which scientific studies — if any — these conclusions are derived from. Photo: Reuters. Zero-budget natural farming ZBNF , as a formal technique devised by Subhash Palekar, a social activist from Vidarbha, advocates the use of naturally occurring materials such as cow dung, cow urine and neem as manure, fertilisers and pesticides. However, it is unclear which scientific studies — if any — the government has used to qualify ZBNF.
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Sitharaman talked about how zero-budget natural farming was already being practised in some states, and said there was a need to replicate the model across the country. Some states, she added, had already taken a lead on this and are training farmers in the method. Zero-budget farming is as much a method as a social movement, introduced in India by farmer and agriculturalist Subhash Palekar. After facing a lot of public criticism in this regard, Palekar was forced to publicly acknowledge that the term was misleading. A host of international organisations such as the UN Environment Program and philanthropists such as Azim Premji have backed this farming method. India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.
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