Swadeshi Jagaran Manch

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Swadeshi Jagaran Manch
Formation22 November 1991 (27 years ago) (1991-11-22)[1]
TypePolitical and cultural
Key people
Ashwani_Mahajan Co-convener
WebsiteOfficial website

The Swadeshi Jagaran Manch is a political and cultural organisation founded in 1991. It promotes national self reliance. Its background is in the Swadeshi movement that was part of the Indian independence movement. It is an affiliate of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh that deals with economic issues.[3][4][5] Swaminathan Gurumurthy is a co-convener of the organisation.[6]

Political positions[edit]

Since at least 2015 the SJM has been critical of foreign direct investment.[7][8]

The SJM advocates the use of freshly cooked food to fight malnutrition, in preference to ready to use therapeutic foods.[9]


  1. ^ http://www.swadeshionline.in/content/introduction
  2. ^ http://www.swadeshionline.in/content/philosophy
  3. ^ Thacker, Teena. "RSS arm raises questions over govt's draft policy on pharma". Live Mint. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ https://sawdeshijagranmanchbatala.blogspot.com
  5. ^ "SJM wants fresh cooked food to fight malnutrition in kids". India Today. 23 August 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Bhatt vs Gujarat govt: Hacked email vs email". Retrieved 8 August 2011.
  7. ^ http://www.firstpost.com/business/rss-affiliated-swadeshi-jagaran-manch-opposes-fdi-in-single-brand-retail-foreign-investment-in-air-india-4298843.html
  8. ^ https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/we-want-a-white-paper-on-costs-and-benefits-of-fdi/293538
  9. ^ https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/sjm-wants-fresh-cooked-food-to-fight-malnutrition-in-kids/1130646