The Man behind Zero Budget Spiritual Farming

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  • Palekar is a pioneer of ‘zero-budget spiritual farming’. His technique is neither organic farming nor natural farming.
  • His method largely draws from ancient Indian farming techniques. “The term zero-budget farming is self-explanatory.
  • All you spend is on seeds and Rs 5,000 per acre for laying the harvested residue carpet.
  • Whatever is obtained from sale of the main crop is your income and there’s no question of farmers committing suicide,” he states.
  • The 66-year-old agriculturalist from Belora village of Amravati district in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region has been selected for the Padma Shri.
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