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Zero Budget Natural Farming

  • In News: The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a proposal of Zero Budget Natural Farming in budget 2019 for doubling farmer’s income in the country
Zero Budget Natural Farming

About Zero Budget Natural Farming:

  • Zero budget” stands for no production cost in farming and “Natural Farming” stands for doing farming without any aided chemical fertilizer or external seed and only using natural resources
  • Aim to pull farmers out of the debt trap, cutting production cost and make small scale farming a viable option
  • ZBNF involves no use of chemical fertilizers and assures zero credit for agriculture
  • This type of farming was successfully initiated in Karnataka and was replicated as a role model in other states
  • It cut down the farming expenditure and ends farmer’s reliance on loans

Features:

  • Practice only natural growth of crops
  • Bijamrita, Jiwamrita, Mulching and Waaphasa are the processes of ZBNF
  • Intercropping of crops is one of the features of ZBNF
  • The required materials are cow dung, cow urine, water, neem pulp, etc.
  • The insects are removed by using neem pulp and chillies

Question:

Q.1  Zero Budget Natural Farming is based on which method?
a. Using a limited amount of chemical fertilizer
b. Use of only nitrogen fertilizer
c. No use of chemical fertilizer
d. High production cost based farming
Zero Budget Natural Farming Zero Budget Natural Farming Reviewed by Neha on July 06, 2019 Rating: 5

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