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The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS: Indian Farmers' Union) is an Indian farmers' representative organization affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.[1] It is one of the well-known Sangh Parivar organization.[2] Under the able guidance of Shri Thengdi, Shri Bhau Saheb Bhaskute as the guiding soul, formed for the first time Bhartiya Kisan Sangh in Madhya Pradesh in 1978 and began its activities after getting the organization duly registered. The first meeting and the registration took place in the Kasera Dharamsala of Hoshangabad District. Next year, Shri Bhaskuteji travelled the entire length and breadth of the Nation and motivated 650 farmer representatives and organized their first conference at Kota (Rajasthan) on 3, 4 and 5 March 1979. In this very conference, an all India organization of Indian farmers named "Bhartiya Kisan Sangh" was established on 4 March by Shri Thengdi. On this very occasion Shri Thengdi declared emphatically and in clear words that this Organization would be a non-political body of the farmers, for the farmers and by the farmers.[3] It has units in all states of India, with nearly 20,000,000 members.,[4] As of 2005, the General Secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh is Mr. Prabhakar Kelkar and President is Mr. Aniruddha R. Murkute.[5]

Stated aims[edit]

According to the website of the organization, the stated aims and objectives of the organization are to "unite and organize" the peasantry for the "betterment of their financial social, cultural, educational, conditions and cottage industrial activity by making available stable avenues of livelihood and survival", "to make available information and other related literature in respect of new innovations, improvements, methodologies" etc. in the field of agriculture and to encourage the farmers to adopt the same", "to emphasis to importance and suitability of age old agriculture technique, methodology and to combine the same with modern inventions so as to have ecological security of fertile soil, adequate water, seeds, cattle, plants and biodiversity", "to collect, experiment, innovate, improve and publicise the centuries old practices and usages in the agriculture field so as to benefit others as well as to protect the same from being patented", etc.[3]

Activities[edit]

  • On March 2005, the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh urged the Government of India to set up a $20-billion fund for the development of agriculture infrastructure in the nation.[5]
  • In 2007, the BKS showed resentment with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat. Dissatisfied with the prevailing cotton prices, it set to lead a farmers' agitation in Saurashtra.[1]
  • On 13 September 2013 Bhartiya Kisan Sangh organized a rally at Ramlila Maidan at New Delhi which was attended by about 150,000 farmers across the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bharatiya Kisan Sangh unhappy with BJP over cotton support prices". Expressindia.com. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 
  2. ^ S. P. Udayakumar (2005). Presenting the Past: Anxious History and Ancient Future in Hindutva India. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. p3. ISBN 0-275-97209-7. 
  3. ^ a b "Bharatiya Kisan Sangh: History". Bharatiya Kisan Sangh. Retrieved 1 July 2008. 
  4. ^ India Today. July 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Bharatiya Kisan Sangh seeks $20-b fund for agri infrastructure". Business Line. 16 March 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 

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Times of India
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:37:30 -0700

A day after the allotment rates and development charges were announced, the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh protested against the government and alleged the decision has been taken to benefit developers. A sangh member said, "The rates fixed are still very high ...
 
Free Press Journal
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:33:45 -0700

Bhopal: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Sunday paid a courtesy visit to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, who has come to take part in the national 'Prashikshan Varga' of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS). Chauhan could not meet Bhagwat when the latter ...

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:24:27 -0700

But this week's announcement came after the Swadeshi Jagran Manch (Forum for National Awakening) and the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (Indian Farmers Association), two grassroots groups affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu ...

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India Today
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:54:43 -0700

He also put a halt to the field trials of 15 GM crops, including that of brinjal and rice, after protests from pro-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) bodies, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch and the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh. The Monsanto spokesperson added that ...

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Business Standard
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0700

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) and SJM on Tuesday came down heavily on the government over the alleged flip-flop over the government's stance on GM crops. “There might be pressure from American multinationals on ministers.
 
Daily News & Analysis
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:04:22 -0700

Incidentally, BMS was founded in 1955 by RSS ideologue Dattopant Thengadi, who later established Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS). SJM and BKS have sought a ban on the field trials of GM crops of certain varieties.
 
Odisha Sun Times
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:26:47 -0700

... world's industrialists will run into opposition not only from the communist parties and the Leftists in the Congress, but also from the saffron trade union and farmer's outfits such as the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) and the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh ...
 
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:55:58 -0700

The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) say the government should come out with a “white paper” on all these issues setting out its position. They say there should be a concerted debate across ...
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