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Representational image of natural farming in India. | Photo: ANI

Modi govt supports Zero Budget Natural Farming but doesn’t have enough budget to promote it

From PM Modi to FM Nirmala Sitharaman, the govt has always spoken in support of ZBNF. But the budget allocation for its promotion is quite meagre.
Representational image of farming in India

Modi govt backs cow dung-based farming. Now its own officials call it a ‘myth’

Over 60 serving and ex-govt officials, a NITI Aayog member & scientists have published a paper warning that ZBNF method could threaten national food security.
Farmers plant paddy saplings as monsoon rains fill their fields, at a village in West Bengal | PTI

Modi govt’s Zero Budget Natural Farming still in trial mode, scientists say not viable

The low-cost method uses a cowdung-based mixture called ‘jeevamrut’ instead of chemicals. Scientists say it could lead to decline in farmers’ income.
Indian farmers can now look forward to zero budget farming. (Representational Image) | ThePrint

What is Zero-budget farming – Nirmala Sitharaman’s fix to double farm income

Zero-budget farming popular in South India. In her Budget speech, Sitharaman said the natural farming method should be adopted across the country.

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.