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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 869-873
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.111


Zero Budget Natural Farming in India- A Review
Davinder Pal Singh Badwal1, Mandeep Kumar2*, Harjinder Singh3,
Simran1 and Sandeep Kaur1
1Department of Agriculture Sciences, Sant Baba Bhag Singh University,
Khiala, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
2Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Lovely Professional University,
Phagwara, Punjab, India
3Department of Agriculture, Government College, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Using conventional techniques in agriculture is not good for our soil and health as well. It makes soil barren as well as farmer goes under debt. Hence, the only approach 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 without using the chemicals. Subhash Palekar, the explorer of ZBNF, introduces many principles and methods of ZBNF. Zero Budget Farmers use natural pesticides and fertilizers. The principal methods of ZBNF include crop rotation, green manures and compost, biological pest control. There are 4 pillars of ZBNF i.e. Jivamrita, Bijamrita, Acchhadana and Whappasa.


Keywords: Zero budget, Farming, Conventional, Pesticides and fertilizers
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Davinder Pal Singh Badwal, Mandeep Kumar, Harjinder Singh, Simran and Sandeep Kaur. 2019. Zero Budget Natural Farming in India- A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 869-873. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.111