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Pilot study on Zero Budget Natural Farming initiated at 4 locations: Narendra Singh Tomar

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Union Agricultural Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday said that a study on Evaluation of Zero Budget Natural Farming practices in Basmati/ coarse rice-wheat system from Rabi Season 2017 has been initiated at 4 locations.

Tomar gave this information in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

"The Government has been promoting organic farming under the dedicated scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) which encourages all kinds of chemical-free farming systems including Zero budget Natural Farming. The budget allocation for PKVY for 2019-20 is Rs 325 crores," an official release from the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare said.

"Indian Council of Agriculture Research through ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming Systems Research has initiated a study on Evaluation of Zero Budget Natural Farming practices in Basmati/ coarse rice-wheat system from Rabi Season 2017 at 4 locations namely Modipuram, Pantnagar, Ludhiyana, Kurukshetra," it said.

The minister said that the Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) has also organized a brainstorming season on Zero Budget Natural Farming in August 2019.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, November 19 2019. 22:52 IST
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