Agriculture Current Affair 13 January 2020

NBHC Releases Final Kharif Crop Estimates for 2019-20

In First Kharif Crop Estimates for 2019-20 – 5th October 2019) NBHC had broadly concluded that in the year 2019-20, the production of coarse grains, pulses, Oil Seeds and Sugarcane are expected to decline by 24.99%, 41.43%, 42.99% and 12.32 over 2018-19, respectively. In the current assessment, the coarse grains, pulses, oil seeds and sugarcane have marginally pushed themselves further in the negative region with an expected decline of 14.14%, 14.09%, 53.31% and 11.07% over the last estimate, respectively.

Zero Budget Natural Farming could Save Rs. 2100 Crore in Fertilizer Subsidies; Study Reveals

Moreover, the study found that 77 percent of the farmers adopting ZBNF (Zero Budget Natural Farming) did not use any fertilizers, while the rest continued to use chemical inputs in smaller quantities, along with the adoption of a few critical natural farming practices.

As per reports, the average ‘Zero Budget Natural Farming’ farmer in AP grew rice and maize using 99 percent and 85 percent less urea per acre respectively, than a conventional farmer.

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