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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]


  • 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.


  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.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  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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Economic Times
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:26:15 -0700

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), the farm outfit of the Sangh Parivar, has said that the death of Gajendra Singh should not be linked to the land acquisition ordinance, although it should lead to significant amendments in the law planned.


Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:15:00 -0700

The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), an RSS-affiliated farmers' body raised strong objection to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move. The BKS had written to the Centre registering a strong objection and asked the latter not to amend the 2013 Act. Prior to ...

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:45:00 -0700

राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ ( आरएसएस) से जुड़े किसान संगठन भारतीय किसान संघ ने कहा है कि गजेंद्र सिंह की मृत्यु को भूमि अधिग्रहण अध्यादेश से जोड़कर नहीं देखा जाना चाहिए हालांकि कानून में ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:35:55 -0700

The Sangh's economic wing, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, and farmers' union, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, have decried the trials and have called for a 'jan sansad' at Ram Lila Maidan on May 5, inviting all farmer organisations and activists opposed to GM crops.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Members of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh have demanded the withdrawal of GO Ms No 143, Environment and Forests, fearing that the proposal will paralyse agricultural activity and evict tribal people from their habitations. Incidentally, agitations have ...

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Kasmir Monitor
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:30:00 -0700

A section of RSS leaders, particularly those who work with the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, are against the new land bill. Their representatives expressed their displeasure over the amended bill to BJP chief Amit Shah and party ...
Economic Times
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:30:00 -0800

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitely may have made conciliatory trips to Kolkata and Chennai to shore up support for the ordinances to be tabled in Parliament in the budget session, but it has left the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), the farmers' wing ...

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India Today
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:08:40 -0800

The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS), an offshoot of the Sangh Parivar, held a protest against the Gujarat government in Ahmedabad on Monday after talks on the minimum support price (MSP) for cotton farmers failed. Farmers in several parts of the ...

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