Evidences from implementation of Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) from various parts of the country indicates that shift towards ZBNF helps in substantially lowering the cost. Being a chemical free system based on natural nutrient cycling, it ensures safe food and soil health restoration.

Government is promoting Natural Farming through Bhartiya Prakritik Krishi Padhati (BPKP) introduced during 2020-21 as a sub scheme of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) for the promotion of traditional indigenous practices including Natural Farming. The scheme mainly emphasises on exclusion of all synthetic chemical inputs and promotes on-farm biomass recycling with major stress on biomass mulching, use of cow dung-urine formulations and other plant-based preparations. Under BPKP, financial assistance of Rs 12200/ha for 3 years is provided for cluster formation, capacity building and continuous handholding by trained personnel, certification and residue analysis. Until now, under natural farming an area of 4.09 lakh ha area has been covered and a total fund of Rs. 4980.99 lakh has been released to 8 States across the country. The State –wise details of funds released and area under BPKP is given at below.

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The State –wise details of funds released and area covered under Bhartiya Prakritik  Krishi Padhthi (BPKP)

Sl. No.


Released date

Area in Ha

Amount released (Rs in lakh)


Andhra Pradesh















Himachal Pradesh















Madhya Pradesh





Tamil Nadu







This information was given by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.



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One more innovative step towards sustainability: Don Agro has started to use sediments from the bottom of lakes to fertilize arable land

Don Agro International Limited (the “Company” or “Don Agro”) and its subsidiaries (collectively the “Group”), one of the largest agricultural companies based in the Rostov region of Russia, is pleased to announce the launch of a joint pilot project with a startup, Octaviana, which produces a new generation of fertilizer called Live Soil(TM).
The main ingredient of this fertilizer is sapropel, also known as bio deposit. This is freshwater organic-rich mud sediment formed from the remains of plankton, water plants, and other marine-dwelling organisms and is the same mud that is used for treatment at balneological resorts. The substance has a complex chemical composition with a broad range of values and is also an efficient and ecologically friendly natural material.

“Our fertilizer is an immunity amplifier and a bio-stimulator for plant growth. It is used as a soil amendment to increase its nitrogen, phosphorous, humus, and microelements’ content and it helps to transfer nutritional elements to plants faster. Sapropel also accelerates plant growth and increases the protein content in wheat”, explained Irina Soloveva, Chief Executive Officer of Octaviana.

She added that Octaviana had recently received a report from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Angola that indicated faster growth for crops that were treated by Live Soil(TM). Both photos were made on the 42 days after seeds were sown. Plants on the left photo have not been treated with anything while, plants on the right photo were treated by Live Soil(TM).

At Don Agro, seeds of winter wheat that were processed with the Live Soil(TM) have been sown on 210 hectares of arable land.

“We plan to see the result of this pilot project in summer 2022 when we harvest the yields. One of the main benefits of using Live Soil(TM) fertilizers, is that it is basically organic and eco-friendly. Our mission is to be an agricultural company that introduces new technologies to provide a sustainable future for all. Every year we will increase the amount of arable land that is dedicated to no-till farming and organic wheat cultivation. This should help us not only to increase the level of production but also to cut down carbon emissions”, said Ivan Kalaytanov, Chief Agronomist of Don Agro International.

Since the initial public offering in February 2020, the Company had made a number of strategic investments to acquire new machinery and expand facilities in an effort to fuel ongoing growth and sustainable initiatives. In June 2021, Don Agro applied the Cognitive Agro Pilot(TM) autonomous driving system for agricultural machinery to its crop harvesters. This helped to improve productivity and reduce the consumption of fuel and carbon dioxide emissions by 5%.

About Don Agro International Limited

Don Agro is one of the largest agricultural companies in the Rostov region in Russia principally engaged in the cultivation of agricultural crops and production of raw milk. The Group is also engaged in crop production in the Volgograd region in Russia. The Group has a total controlled land bank of 67,340 hectares, of which more than 54,420 hectares are arable land. The Group owns approximately 17,200 hectares of its controlled land bank.

The Group’s operations are principally located in the Rostov region, one of the most fertile regions of Russia, situated close to the Azov and Black Seas and the Don River which house major international ports. The Group’s second operating division in the Volgograd region is located in close proximity to key trading routes including the Volga River. This allows the Group’s customers, who are mainly traders and exporters, to save on transportation costs and, as a result, be able to offer higher prices for the Group’s crops. Within the crop production segment, the Group is primarily engaged in the farming of commercial crops such as winter wheat, sunflower, and corn.

In addition, the Group is the largest milk producer in the Rostov region and owns more than 4,000 heads of dairy cattle which includes approximately 2,200 milking cows.

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Don Agro International Limited (the “Company”) was listed on Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “Exchange”) on 14 February 2020. The initial public offering of the Company was sponsored by PrimePartners Corporate Finance Pte. Ltd. (the “Sponsor”).

This press release has been reviewed by the Company’s Sponsor. It has not been examined or approved by the Exchange and the Exchange assumes no responsibility for the contents of this document, including the correctness of any of the statements or opinions made or reports contained in this document.

The contact person for the Sponsor is Mr Joseph Au, 16 Collyer Quay, #10-00 Income at Raffles, Singapore 049318,

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Radixweb’s Logo Sculpture Unveiling – A Step Towards Reiterating Its Promise Towards Constant Innovation

 Radixweb, an acclaimed name in the sphere of custom software development and IT consultation for over two decades, has recently unveiled its giant logo sculpture in its newly built tech hub, Ekyarth. Radixweb has an expansive team working across time zones to support the need of its global clientele and has been named the software partner of choice for its intelligent innovations in the field of tech development.

2021 is one significant year for Radixweb for reasons aplenty. Recently, the firm celebrated its 22 birthday, unveiled its multi-facility corporate hub with amenities of global scale, and also built a team strength of 500+ tech brains. Radixweb is one tech firm that began its operations as a software outsourcing company when the market was largely unregulated. However, the company still solemnly adheres to its core principles of transparency, a people-focused approach, and constant innovation.

Speaking about the significance of the occasion, Mr. Divyesh Patel, CEO, Radixweb, said, “Our logo stands for own core values. It is everything that we are. Radixweb is an all-inclusive business that does not just focus on profit motives. The need to give back to the society is deeply ingrained in our organizational procedures. Our business culture deeply reverberates in our logo design; thus, our logo sculpture unveiling was a significant move towards reinforcing our brand identity.”

In his words, the design plan for the new corporate hub was a thoughtfully planned one. “We have been planning the seamless, suave look of our corporate hub for some time now, and it was a conscious decision of not having the logo on display in the reception area. We wanted the logo design to be imprinted on whosoever visited our premises. Thus, we chose our foyer area as the setup.”

“For Radixweb, our culture and our people are very important to us. Right from the day we began as a startup and worked our way up the corporate ladder to become tech partners of choice for leading businesses, we have our hawk’s eye on creating a sustainable tech ecosystem, not just for ourselves but for all our associates. With time we have discarded practices that seemed to hold us back and embraced the winds of change to help us stay relevant in the market. And we have passed on the benefit of this growth spurt to our teams as well – that’s what our logo stands for,” says Dharmesh Acharya, COO and the leading man behind many innovations at Radixweb.

He also mentions, “Our long-standing clients have time and again rated us well on public review platforms. They believe in our vision because of the value we have extended to them through our expertise while working on their projects. However, our goal is also to explore new markets and work with fresh clientele. So it becomes essential that they have a tangible feel of what our core vision as an IT firm is. Unveiling the logo sculpture is just reiterating our promise that we are committed to designing futuristic tech solutions and towards building an informed clientele who believe in a tech-first approach and understand the value of green technology.”

Radixweb’s new corporate office, Ekyarth, is already an upmarket, neo-modern workplace that can be pitched at pace with famed global facilities. The logo sculpture of the firm is a brand new addition to the visual aesthetic of the building. Set up in the foyer area, the giant iron sculpture is painted in the company’s inherent Prussian blue tone and exemplifies the brand’s minimalist taste when it comes to designing a “workplace of the future.”

Radixweb as a firm considers its employees and all its associates a closely-knit family. Its people-focused attitude towards business reflects in the way the firm encompasses all its stakeholders in its achievements and the subtle ways in which it reinstates its business values to probable clients and the tech ecosystem at large. The iconic symbolism in the Radixweb logo extends beyond establishing the firm’s affirmative position in the world of software and application development; it speaks of the undying promise that the founders pledged – one that of constantly striving to outdo themselves and building a sustainable community of tech lovers.


Dharmesh Acharya




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