Zero Budget Natural Farming
Recent news filed by Reuters says India’s fertilizer subsidy is set to touch an all time record of Rs 1.55 lakh crore in this FY (2020-21).
Globally, the chemical fertilizer consumption went up from 177 mill. tons to 200 mill. tons in the last 10 years.
In the FY 2016-17, Andhra Pradesh (AP) launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) with the promise of saving over Rs 2100 cr a year by reducing fertilizers consumption & related subsidies.
Is ZBNF delivering the promise of saving fertilizers consumption and subsidies in AP?
Here is a scholarly analysis👇