Bharatiya Kisan Sangh

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Bharatiya Kisan Sangh
भारतीय किसान संघ
Motto"Service, safety, and culture"
Formation4 March 1979 (40 years ago) (1979-03-04)
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Region served
Prabhakar Kelkar
AffiliationsRashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) (translation: Indian Farmers' Collective) is an Indian farmers' representative organization affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh,[1] and a member of the Sangh Parivar.[2] It has units in all states of India, with nearly 20,000,000 members.[citation needed] 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.[3] In 2007, the BKS showed resentment with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat. Dissatisfied with the prevailing cotton prices, it led to farmers' agitation in Saurashtra.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Bharatiya Kisan Sangh unhappy with BJP over cotton support prices". Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
  2. ^ S. P. Udayakumar (2005). Presenting the Past: Anxious History and Ancient Future in Hindutva India. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 3. ISBN 0-275-97209-7.
  3. ^ "Bharatiya Kisan Sangh seeks $20-b fund for agri infrastructure". Business Line. 16 March 2005. Retrieved 2 July 2008.

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