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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]

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.[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.

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. ^ a b "Bharatiya Kisan Sangh seeks $20-b fund for agri infrastructure". Business Line. 16 March 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2008. 

External links[edit]


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Farmers protest lead by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh in Tirupati

Farmers protest lead by Bharatiya Kisan Sangh in Tirupati.

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Dattopant Thengadi - Kaan Bharane Ki Kalaa

Shraddhey Dattopant Ji Thengadi, Bauddhik at Bharatiya Kisan Sangh ke Poorankalik Karyakartaon Ka Abhas Varga at Basar, Andhra-Pradesh on 7 December, 2002.

Dattopant Thengadi - Sanyamit Vaani

Shraddhey Dattopant Ji Thengadi, Bauddhik at Bharatiya Kisan Sangh ke Poorankalik Karyakartaon ka Abhyas Varga, at Basar, Andhra-Pradesh on 7 December, 2002.

Dattopant Thengadi - Hamari Karya Paddhati

Shraddhey Dattopant Ji Thengadi, Bauddhik at Bharatiya Kisan Sangh Ke Poorankalik Karyakarton ka Abhyas Varga, at Basar, Aandhra-Pradesh on 7 December, 2002.

Dattopant Thengadi - Samuhik Netratva Ka Nirman

Shraddhey Dattopant Thengadi, Bauddhik at Bharatiya Kisan Sangh Ke Poorankalik Karyakartaon ka Abhyas Varga at Basar, Aandhra-Pradesh on 7 December, 2002.

Dattopant Thengadi - Vijayi Vishwash

Shraddhey Dattopant Ji Thengadi, Bauddhik, at Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Ke Poorankalik Karyakartaon ka Abhyas Varga, at Basar, Andhra-Pradesh on 7 December, 2002.

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The Hindu

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:15:37 -0700

Two powerful groups in the Sangh Parivar, Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, have written to environment minister Prakash Javadekar demanding that he disband the ministerial committee that recently approved controversial field trials of ...
 
Firstpost
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:15:00 -0700

It has now emerged that the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), the farmers' organisation associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has opposed any dilution of the stringent provisions of the draft law, provisions that the industry lobby has red ...

Economic Times

Business Standard
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:30:00 -0700

Two key objections raised by the RSS outfits, such as Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, over GM seeds are that they contain "foreign" genes and that their commercialisation would benefit multinational companies (MNCs). It is distressing ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:41:15 -0700

Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh were among others who had joined the meet. It was at the meet that the decision to anoint Amit Shah as the Bharatiya Janata Party president was informally announced. The decision of ...
 
The Asian Age
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:45:00 -0700

On Tuesday, representatives of the SJM and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, both front organisations of the Sangh, met minister of state for environment Prakash Javdekar and expressed their “concern” over the approval given to the field trials of 15 GM crops by ...

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:37:30 -0700

... according approval to field trials of genetically modified crops, the government seems to have bowed to pressure from various quarters, including RSS affiliated organisations — Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) — to put ...
 
Daily News & Analysis
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:41:15 -0700

... recently by the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) may have to wait with the government saying it will not take a decision in a hurry, after two wings of the RSS -- Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh -- opposed any such move ...

Niticentral

Niticentral
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:56:42 -0700

Yesterday's development of the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh pressuring Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar to deny our agricultural scientists the opportunity to try genetically modified (GM) seeds on Indian soil ...
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