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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:8, August, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 736-744

Perception of Zero Budget Natural Farming in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India
Kuramdasu Vijaya Saradhi, Jahanara and Harihara Tripathy*
Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, SHUATS, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) is a holistic alternative to the present paradigm of high-cost chemical inputs-based agriculture. Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP), Department of Agriculture (DoA) implemented Andhra Pradesh ‘Zero-Budget’ Natural Farming (APZBNF) Programme, through Rythu Sadhikara Samastha (RySS) (corporation for farmers’ empowerment).RySS is a not –for-profit organization established by GoAp. The programme has been initiated in 2015-16 with multiple objectives of enhancing farmers’ welfare, consumer welfare and for the conservation of the Farming (ZBNF). The present study was undertaken in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh. Data was collected from 120 respondents including both Beneficiaries (60) and Non- Beneficiaries (60) using structured interview schedule. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the beneficiary farmers had High level of Perception (55.00%), followed by both Medium (41.66%) and Low (3.33%) while in case of non-beneficiaries majority of the respondents had low level of perception (51.66%) followed by medium (33.33%) and low (51.66%). constraints faced by the respondents were poor marketing facilities followed by Intensive labour requirement and low yield in initial years. The suggestions offered based on the study for overcoming the problems were providing marketing facilities and subsidies for purchasing the ZBNF inputs.

Keywords: ZBNF, Perception, natural farming, beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries

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Kuramdasu Vijaya Saradhi, Jahanara and Harihara Tripathy. 2021. Perception of Zero Budget Natural Farming in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 736-744. doi:
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