B2B of the day: Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) & Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA)

Here are 2 Back2Basics collections from today’s news items

B2B #1: From news- Narendra Modi govt planning to support ‘yogik’, ‘gou mata’ farming

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)

  1. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana is an elaborated component of Soil Health Management (SHM) of major project National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA)
  2. Under PKVY Organic farming is promoted through the adoption of the organic village by cluster approach and PGS certification
  3. Groups of farmers would be motivated to take up organic farming under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY)
  4. Fifty or more farmers will form a cluster having 50-acre land to take up the organic farming under the scheme
  5. The produce will be pesticide residue free and will contribute to improving the health of the consumer

B2B #2: From News-  India-US: ‘2-by-2’ dialogue put off, India says no to defence minister talks

Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) & Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA)

  1. COMCASA is needed if any classified military information is required to be exchanged between US and Indian armed forces
  2. It would allow India to fully utilize the communication security equipment on military platforms it imports from the US
  3. BECA provides for sharing and data gathering of geospatial information between the two militaries

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