Meet 'zero budget' Vidarbha farmer who was mentioned in Budget speech -Parthasarathi Biswas

-The Indian Express

Subhash Palekar — came in the Union Budget speech of Nirmala Sitharaman, where she talked of the need to “go back to basics” and “replicate this innovative model (that) can help in doubling our farmers’ income in time for our 75th year of Independence”.

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” and restoration of soil organic matter and fertility.

But an even bigger push for ZBNF and the 70-year-old behind it — Subhash Palekar — came in the Union Budget speech of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, where she talked of the need to “go back to basics” and “replicate this innovative model (that) can help in doubling our farmers’ income in time for our 75th year of Independence”.

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The Indian Express, 7 July, 2019, https://indianexpress.com/article/business/budget/meet-zero-budget-vidarbha-farmer-who-was-mentioned-in-budget-speech-5818991/?fbclid=IwAR3eAt8YOlyxr8-gpDd4bg7iB3Y1Ni

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