Zero budget natural farming is a type of farming in which there is no use of chemicals and any type of fertilisers. This farming was first promoted by the Pdma Shri recipient and agricultarist Subhash Palekar of Maharashtra in the 1990s.So it is also called Subhash Palekar Natural Farming ( SPNA). He said that the rising cost of farming is the main reason for the suicides of farmers. Without taking loans and using expensive equipment and chemicals the cost of farming can be reduced using zero budget farming . And at that time it was very helpful for small farmers. ZBNF method also helps in increasing soil quality, uses minimum irrigation .
According to the data by NSSO 70% of households in India expends more than they earn. Hence most of the farmers are in the debt .ZBNF was also introduced in the parliament by Nirmala Sitaraman. The central government aims to double the income of all the farmers by 2022.