ZERO BUDGET FARMING
Exporters await implementation of last year’s budget announcement, pin hopes on new schemes
The impact of the pandemic was visible in the degrowth in major product categories for exports last year. With supply chain issues and lockdowns across the world still playing havoc, all eyes are now on the government to provide succor.
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View: For sustainable economic development, net zero emissions in 2060
On December 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take the opportunity to set an ambitious target for India—a commitment to achieving climate neutrality around 2060. A commitment that is ambitious for any country as it will require a complete transformation of the economy but more so for a low-middle income country with a huge population with millions of households that just now been electrified.
Zero-budget farming may not be a good move for fertiliser companies: Experts
"Negative for fertilizer companies as zero-budget farming significantly cuts down on agri-input consumption, Mr. Aksh Vashisth, analyst- chemicals, IndiaNivesh said.
Congress demands government spell out measures in budget to double farm income; bring petrol/diesel under GST
He demanded that the government bring petrol and diesel under the GST regime as it would help provide relief to the farmers, who have been paying higher rates, and said the Centre had earned over Rs 13.5 lakh crore by way of taxes on petroleum products.
Field notes: Why no-cost farming is yet to take off
Govt pushed for zero budget farming recently, but toi teams in 6 states found critical issues need to be addressed to make it a success.
ICAR to study zero budget farming before its rollout
Zero-budget farming is being promoted in several areas as a low-cost, natural alternative to prevalent practices of heavy use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.
Govt’s vision of doubling farmers' income by 2022 pragmatic: Anurag Singh Thakur, MoS
Currently, agriculture is not seen by the rural youth as a very remunerative occupation and the government under its mega plan to double farmers’ income by 2022, wants to change this notion, Singh said.
Zero-budget farming: Budget 2019 makes potentially game-changing announcements for farmers
Farm distress had turned out to be a huge issue in the Lok Sabha elections, forcing Modi to announce PM-KISAN scheme under which it is offering Rs 6,000 to 14.5 crore farmers in a year.
Budget 2019: Zero Budget farming has few takers in the state where it originated
In Maharashtra, a considerable number of followers have returned to practicing chemical farming as they failed to improve their incomes with ZBNF.
Nabard says zero budget farming can help ease rural distress
The finance minister said steps such as zero budget farming can help in doubling farmers' income in time for the 75th Independence Day celebrations.
Niti Aayog wants states to promote zero budget natural farming
Under ZBNF, neither fertiliser nor pesticide is used and only 10 per cent of water is to be used for irrigation as compare to traditional farming technique.
Government to pursue states to move to zero-budget natural farming
Under zero-budget natural farming, a set of natural farming methods are used where the cost of growing and harvesting crops is almost zero.