The govt has initiated Pilot study on Zero Budget Natural Farming at 4 locations namely Modipuram, Pantnagar, Ludhiyana and Kurukshetra with encouraging results.
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the budget allocation for the same is Rs 325 crores for this year. ICAR 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.
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 Minister informed.
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) has also organized a brainstorming season on Zero Budget Natural Farming in August, 2019.