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Karnataka News

ZBNF is suitable for all of State’s agro-climatic zones: Subhash Palekar
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Karnataka News

Karnataka budget: farmers hail announcement on zero budget natural farming
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UN Environment Press Release

Andhra Pradesh to become India's first Zero Budget Natural Farming state
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Centre discusses Subhash Palekar farming pattern for nationa .. 
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NITI Aayog calls for validation of zero budget natural farming
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ZBNF NEWS

  • What is zero budget natural farming? 05 Aug 2019 07:09 The Hindu The story so far: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman thrust zero budget farming into the spotlight in the first Budget speech of the 17th Lok Sabha earlier this month, calling for a “back to the basics” approach. She said, “We need to replicate this …
  • Field notes: Why no-cost farming is yet to take off 03 Aug 2019 06:20 The Economic Times Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget speech recently pitched for Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) to reduce farmers’ cost of production and double their income. While it strikes the right chord with new-age kisans and proponents of …
  • Can farming that costs nothing be a reality? 01 Aug 2019 06:34 The Times of India Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget speech recently pitched for Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) to reduce farmers’ cost of production and double their income. While it strikes the right chords with new-age kisans and proponents of …
  • Is zero budget farming the solution to India's woes? 30 Jul 2019 03:10 Rediff Natural farming, termed Zero Budget Natural Farming in India, has been adopted by upwards of 972 villages. Will all of India's 650,000 villages take to it? Sanjeeb Mukherjee examines the pros and cons. Natural farming is gaining ground in India. Given …
  • Zero clarity 26 Jul 2019 18:05 The Hindu Business Line By announcing a push to zero-budget natural farming (ZBNF) in the Budget, the Centre seemed to have reiterated its policy support for non-chemical-based farming methods. However, ZBNF has kicked up something of a stir, not least because of the positions …
  • What will the harvest be? 22 Jul 2019 10:43 The Hindu Business Line In her maiden Budget presentation, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the ‘zero budget farming’ concept. In many ways, it was a ‘zero’ budget for agriculture this time — the sector had nothing to show for itself — but in fact what she was …
  • ‘To double farmers’ income, ZBF is the answer’ 08 Jul 2019 16:26 The Hindu Business Line Zero Budget Farming (ZBF), a farm practice that calls for use of natural resources and no chemicals, got a shot in the arm when Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced support for this technique in her maiden Budget speech on Friday. Subhash …
  • Oppn leaders slam Union Budget 2019-20, call it 'disappointing' 07 Jul 2019 09:52 The Asian Age In a series of tweets, Kumaraswamy criticised the budget and said it is a 'big blow' to the state's economy. Mumbai: The Opposition leaders criticised the Union government for presenting a business-as-usual Budget by the Modi-led government on …
  • Meet ‘zero budget’ Vidarbha farmer who was mentioned in Budget speech 06 Jul 2019 23:22 Indian Express Subhash Palekar THE ECONOMIC Survey on Thursday mentioned Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) along with Vedic Farming, Homa Farming and Cow Farming — and how these “climate friendly” agricultural practices can enable “elimination of chemical pesticides” …
  • It is back to nature for these urban farmers 27 Oct 2018 06:39 The Hindu The city’s vibrant gardening community — where members are proponents of healthy and chemical-free grain, fruits and vegetables — is contributing to the growing trend of urban farming. Many are working professionals who are adopting a method of cultivation …
  • Raids by Central agencies nothing but political victimisation: CM Chandrababu Naidu 29 Sep 2018 01:15 The New Indian Express By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Describing the raids of Central investigation agencies against BJP’s political opponents as nothing but political victimisation, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the Centre resorting to such steps is not a good …
  • ZBNF is suitable for all of State’s agro-climatic zones: Subhash Palekar 25 Sep 2018 08:35 The Hindu Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), developed by Subhash Palekar, a 69-year-old farm philosopher from Maharashtra, has been generating interest in a large number of farmers across the country. While the Andhra Pradesh government has adopted this model, …
  • Invest less, harvest more is these farmers’ mantra 30 Jul 2018 12:04 The Times of India BENGALURU: Zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) might soon gain popularity in Karnataka, with the government earmarking in its recent budget Rs 50 crore to promote it. At a meeting of natural farming enthusiasts on Sunday, ZBNF advocate Subhash Palekar …
  • Government to pursue states to move to zero-budget natural farming 10 Jul 2018 06:00 Economic Times In yet another effort to double farmers’ income by 2022, the government will now pursue states to move on to zerobudget natural farming that aims to bring down the cost of farming, thereby significantly enhancing the profit margins for farmers. The NITI …
  • Live updates: Kumaraswamy's maiden budget amid high expectations of farm loan waiver 05 Jul 2018 16:20 The Hindu Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday presented the Congress-JD(S) coalition government’s maiden budget, announcing farm loan waiver worth ₹34,000 crore. The budget, however, has increased the rate of tax on petrol from the present 30% to …
  • A new generation of Indian farmers rejects industrial food production 06 Jun 2018 10:31 Treehugger Supported by the Amrita Bhoomi Agroecology Centre, young farmers are experimenting with natural farming methods, while saving money and lives in the process. India may be famous for its food, but the way in which it grows its ingredients is notoriously bad …
  • Taking agroecology to scale: the Zero Budget Natural Farming peasant movement in Karnataka, India 30 Dec 2017 03:22 Land Research Action Network This paper analyzes how peasant movements scale up agroecology. It specifically examines Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), a grassroots peasant agroecology movement in Karnataka, India. ZBNF ends reliance on purchased inputs and loans for farming, …