A wide variety of plants grow well in the forest without any human intervention. There is no visible deficiency of nutrients in them. But when we do chemical farming, then many types of drawbacks, diseases come to the fore. Why should this be the case? We were constantly thinking about this. Humans started using chemical agents in agriculture to get higher yields, but the cycle went awry. Increased clearance from soil and all other resources.
- More income was needed as needed, but it did not achieve what it set out to do. However, nature has been exploited, says Subhash Palekar.
- Subhash Palekar’s simple concept is to cover the cost of production of the main crop from the yield of the intercrop and take it as the main crop bonus.
For the past several years. experienced agronomist Subhash Palekar has been struggling to teach ‘zero budget’ natural farming techniques to farmers who are in a dilemma whether to adopt the organic farming methods or increase income from chemical farming in a modern way.
While lakhs of farmers in southern states have prospered by adopting natural farming, in Maharashtra their work is neglected. When it was announced that Subhash Palekar had received the Padma Shri award, he was guiding 6,100 farmers at a camp in Andhra Pradesh. In his concept of ‘Zero Budget’ lies the mantra of natural farming. There is nothing to buy on this farm. Subhash Palekar claims that 30 acres of land can be cultivated with cow dung and urine. After 9 years of research.
A wide variety of plants grow well in the forest without any human intervention.
There is no visible deficiency of nutrients in them. But when we do chemical farming, then many types of drawbacks, diseases come to the fore. Why should this be the case? We were constantly thinking about this. Humans started using chemical agents in agriculture to get higher yields. but the cycle went awry. Increased clearance from soil and all other resources.
More income was needed as needed, but it did not achieve what it set out to do. However, nature has been exploited, says Subhash Palekar. Subhash Palekar’s simple concept is to cover the cost of production of the main crop from the yield of the intercrop and take it as the main crop bonus. In this technique. the farmer does not have to buy anything.
There is no need to buy fertilizer from Tractor. No need to use chemical fertilizersa and micronutrients, organic fertilizers or vermicompost. toxic pesticide and hybrid seeds. This method requires only 12% water and 10% electricity for Olita farm.
- Production is not low. But the product you get is non-toxic, nutritious, and tastes great.
- These natural goods are in great demand in the market and their price is one and a half to two times more. The land becomes fertile and prosperous.
- Natural agriculture helps to prevent global warming. Subhash Palekar says that only ‘zero budget’ farming wood veneer is the trick to trap as much carbon in the air and capture
The Maximum Carbon Dioxide in The Air Through Photosynthesis.
Trees in the forest grow without human intervention. Nature provides them with food. All agriculture is grown by nature. In this, the human role is only that of a helper. Human beings are not creators. Wheat grains, jowar grains cannot be produced in the factory. This is not our strength.
- It is just a monopoly of nature. Crops or fruit trees get all their nutrients from the soil. Actually, 95.5 percent of the body of any plant or shrub is made up of wind, water, and solar energy. According to Palekar, nature has taught all this.
- We are just working to spread the word about natural farming to more and more people. Bijamrut, Jeevamrut, Aachhadan, and Wafsa are the four budget formulas of zero-budget natural farming. In this, cow dung and urine are of great importance.
- Subhash Palekar researched for eight years now how much to use cow dung in agriculture.
- He came up with some formulas for sustainable crop formation.
When we put one gram of cow dung in the field and 300 crore bacteria are thrown into the soil. A country cow gives an average of 12 kg of dung per day. One acre of cow dung has to be given once a month per day. So 30 acres of cow dung is not only enough for weeding but also for eating. Whatever the crop.
Be it Dry or Oily
Be it seasonal crops or perennial gardens. It takes 10 kg of cow dung in one acre. By using this we can regenerate land by releasing 3 trillion micro-organisms in one acre of land, but without regenerating the whole land and zero budget natural farming will not be able to operate all the systems of nature at full efficiency.
The realized that the number of bacteria would have to multiply manifold. To do this we decided to ferment. Some of the raw sugar produced by photosynthesis from the leaves of plants feeds on microbes by sending their roots into the soil and rapidly increasing their numbers. bacteria roots in that exchange
Help prevent human migration: We are destroying the natural environment due to the excess of chemical farming food. You have to recreate it.
- The natural environment is made up of useful microorganisms & fungi, bacteria, and algae in the local soil.
- Subhash Palekar says that due to zero production cost, high production, good quality, good demand, reasonable price, agriculture can prevent human migration from rural to urban areas.
We just want to cultivate nature in our fields. Natural farming is a sustainable farming method. Not a single farmer commits suicide. Because the cost of production is zero. Chemical and organic farming is destroying human beings, animals, birds, water, environment. But zero-budget natural agriculture avoids the destruction of all this and increases the sustainability of natural resources.