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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.Template:India Today As of 2005, the General Secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh is Mr. Prabhakar Kelkar and President is Mr. Aniruddha R. Murkute.[4]

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]


  • 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.[4]
  • 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.


  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. ^ 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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Economic Times

Economic Times
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:05:34 -0700

NEW DELHI: RSS-backed outfits, Swadesh Jagaran Manch (SJM) and the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), have opposed a recent decision by the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), which falls under the ministry of environment, to approve field ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 04:37:30 -0700

Various organisations, including RSS-affiliated Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), have opposed Centre's decision approving field trials of certain varieties of Genetically Modified crops and sought stalling of the move. Apart from the Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, ...

Business Standard

Business Standard
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:11:15 -0700

The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) and the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-inspired organisations, on Saturday criticised the Union environment ministry's approval to field trials of 15 varieties of genetically modified ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:03:45 -0700

But ask any farmer here and he would say this bird wrecks his livelihood. They destroy a variety of crops from maize to vegetables to flowers,” says Avinashi-based M Velusamy, Tirupur district president of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, a farmers' body. He ...
The New Indian Express
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:22:30 -0700

Speaking at a farmers roundtable held by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) here Monday, Nagireddy pointed out that farmers were worried due to the delay in monsoon and the bankers' refusal to give fresh loans against pending laons. Though farmers are facing ...

Times of India

Times of India
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:09:02 -0700

For instance, Jharkhand CID statistics show a mere 282 registered cases on human trafficking between 2001 and September 2013, while a 2010 report by NGO Bharatiya Kisan Sangh put the number of girls trafficked to metro cities at 42,000. Most victims ...

Hindu Business Line

Hindu Business Line
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:54:44 -0700

The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, the farmers unit of the RSS, has also urged Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari to provide the details of the amendments. According to the Sangh, the present law is farmer-friendly. “We had appreciated the existing law.

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:52:30 -0700

VIJAYAWADA: Rythanga Samakhya president Yerneni Nagendranath has taken strong exception to the objections raised by the Telangana leaders against the release of water from Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP) to Krishna delta. He has also come down ...

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