Topic – Indian Agriculture
6) What is Zero Budget Natural Farming? Considering India’s food needs, examine the impact of its implementation at a national level?(250 words)
Why this question
In the past two years, questions on agricultural techniques have been asked. This technique being used in Andhra Pradesh is significant because it is green, sustainable and can help improve agriculture in other parts of the country where the soil is ravaged by chemicals.
Key demand of the question
The question is quite straightforward in its demand. It expects us to explain what ZBNF is and how prudent would it be to implement this at a national level in light of the food security requirements of the country.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .
Structure of the answer
Introduction – highlight the achievements of Andhra Pradesh government in ZBNF and mention that the idea has potential.
Body – Explain ZBNF. Highlight how it has been implemented in Andhra Pradesh. Examine the potential of this technique if implemented on a nation wide scale, especially in light of productivity. Examine what lessons can be learnt from the Andhra Pradesh experiment.
Conclusion – Give your view on how important ZBNF can be for Indian agriculture.