The Chief Minister said in his address, that Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) will help improve the quality of life of the global community. He also said that a global knowledge center on natural farming would be set up in Amaravati, the greenfield capital of Andhra Pradesh.
Kondabirdi in Andhra Pradesh has emerged as a 100% bio-village due to Zero Budget Natural Farming. Transforming all the villages into bio-villages will lead to a happy and healthy life.
ZBNF will help the farmers and consumers leverage social capital. It will develop a unique ecosystem along with benefitting farmers by bringing value addition to their agricultural and horticultural produce. "ZBNF will ensure food security, rural employment, enhanced soil health, water security, ecosystem regeneration, and promotion of healthy food habits among citizens. As per Vision 2024, 6 million farmers and 8 million hectares of land will be covered under ZBNF," said the Chief Minister.
Seeking the cooperation of global experts for promoting ZBNF, CM highlighted the fact that AP encouraged an increase in earthworm movement, in the number of honey bees and birds. 8 million hectares of land to be covered under ZBNF, including 4 million hectares for horticulture in AP will help to control carbon emissions. Furthermore, State's branding as Sunrise AP has promoted renewable energy including Solar energy.