Senior officials in Tamil Nadu Government have shown keen interest in the utility of Zero Budget Farming, a new system being adopted in different parts, particularly Western sides, of India.
This is a concept, by which different inter-crops aresown along with the main crop, without any external outputs and totally against organic and chemical farming, Subash Palekar, Organisor, Zero Budget Farng, told reporters on Friday.
There would be no manure, fertilisers, pesticides and no vermicompost for this ‘natural farming’ and required hardly 10 per cent of water and electricity needed for normal farming, Palekar claimed.
Palekar said that he had met and discussed the issue with Tamil Nadu chief secretary, L K Tripathi and Agriculture secretary, Surjit K Choudhry yesterday, who have shown keen interest to utilise the concept in the State.
‘Zero Budget farming is a remedy to prevent the suicides among the farming community, since they can gain money from thE inter-crops, even if the main crop fails,’ he said.
A four-day training on the system has been arranged from tomorrow here, in which 2450 farmers are participating, he said.