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The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) (translation: Indian Farmers' Union) is an Indian farmers' representative organisation 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 organisation 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 organised their first conference at Kota (Rajasthan) on 3, 4 and 5 March 1979. In this very conference, an all India organisation 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 Organisation 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 organisation, the stated aims and objectives of the organisation are to "unite and organise" 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 organised 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.  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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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 04:48:45 -0700

Added Prabhakar Kelkar, general secretary of RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, “There is no doubt that a large number of farmers is committing suicide due to various farm related issues, but there is also a need for a proper and honest field survey.
 
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:18:20 -0700

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NEW DELHI: In a major relief for the Modi regime, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, the farmers' body affiliated to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has significantly diluted its opposition to two most contentious provisions in the proposed amendments to land ...

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:49:26 -0700

Close on the heels of the RSS taking on the Vasundhara Raje-led government over demolition of temples in Jaipur, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, the farmers outfit of RSS, has come down heavily on the government on several agriculture-related issues.
 
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.
 
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:18:45 -0700

Meanwhile, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's affiliates such as Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and Swadeshi Jagran Manch slammed the Bill before the committee for diluting the consent clause and doing away with social impact ...

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:31:07 -0700

The panel has received 672 representations from stakeholders and 52 people have appeared in person so far. A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempt to narrow down political differences on amendments to the land acquisition Act failed to make ...

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:29:19 -0700

Along with Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, SJM became the fourth affiliate of the Sangh parivar to demand repeal of the controversial amendments that the National Democratic Alliance ...
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