About the editor Dr. Krishan Bir Chaudhary

 

Anchoring weekly programme on farmers' issues "KISAN KI AWAAZ" On JAIN TV. on every sunday at 12:30 Noon. (From - May 2006)

 

President- BHARATIYA KRISHAK SAMAJ (Indian Farmers' Organisation)

President-  Indian Society For Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development

 

Positions Held : -

 

Chairman-STATE FARMS CORPORATION OF NDIA (A Govt.of India Undertaking), New Delhi.(1994-96)

Chairman-INDIAN SUGARCANE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India,New Delhi.(1991-94)

Director-National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd. (NAFED) New Delhi.(1998-03)

Chairman- AGRI EXPO’95 (Farmers’ Participation Committee) Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India (In 1995)

Founder Member- Small Farmers Agri. Business Consortium (SFAC) Ministry of Agriculture Govt. of India (1994-96)

Member- Steering Committee Govt. of India and U.N.D.P.Joint Project of I.P.M.in India,
Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India (1996-98)

Director- Farmers Coop.Bank of India Ltd.,New Delhi (1998-99)

Member- All India Congress Committee(A.I.C.C.) (2001 to 2011)

Co-Chairman- All India Congress Committee (Kisan Cell) from 1992 to 1995.

 

Special assignments: -

 

Participated in the 8th Geneva Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO)  from 15 to 17 December 2011, Geneva.

Participated in the 7th Geneva Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO)  from 30 November to 2 December 2009, Geneva.

Invited in the 4th World Food Cmmunities Meeting in Turino (Italy) Organised by Terra Madre 21 to 25 October 2010.

Invited by the “Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture” for examining The Pesticide Management Bill 2008 on 29th January 2009 . His suggestions were appreciated by the Committee and given priority in the Standing Committee Report .

Invited in the “3rd World Food Communities Meeting” in Turino, Italy organised by Terra Madre in October, 2008.

Invited as Speaker in the “Patenting of Seeds” meeting organised by “ GREENPEACE International” in Munich, Germany from 26th – 30th March, 2007.

British High Commission invited him to a Civil Society Discussion on “The State of Play in Doha Development Agenda” on 01st March, 2007 in New Delhi.

Invited to Discuss the Strategic Issues on Agriculture by the Planning Commission Steering Committee on Agriculture and Allied Sectors for XIth Plan (2007-12) on 27th February, 2007, New Delhi.

Invited in the “2nd World Food Communities Meeting” on slow food in Turino, Italy organised by Terra Madre from 26th October to 30th October, 2006.

Invited by the “Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture” for examining The Seeds Bill, 2004 on 03rd July, 2006. His suggestions were appreciated by the Committee and given priority in the Standing Committee Report.

British High Commission invited him to a Round Table Discussion on “Globalisation and the Doha Round” on 10th May, 2006 in New Delhi.

Invited as Speaker in the “Training Programme of National Core Group of experts” on Transgenics and Indian Agriculture organised by National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, ICAR, New Delhi on 18th January, 2006.

Actively participated in the 6th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) 13 to 18 December, 2005, Hong-Kong.

World Bank invited him as a Penalist in Video Conferencing Meeting on “WTO – Doha Development Agenda” on 30th November, 2005 in New Delhi. Experts participated in the programme from different parts of the world.

Invited by FAO of United Nations to attend “High Level Policy Dialogue on Biotechnology : Food Security and Poverty Alleviation” meeting jointly organised by FAO, APAARI & GFAR for Asia Pacific region on 7-9 November 2005 in Bangkok.

Work done in the sphere of agriculture has been highly acclaimed and appreciated by
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture on 04th August, 2005.

Marked his presence as a Panel Speaker at the pre Hong-Kong Ministerial Meeting Consultation on Agricultural Negotiations held at New-Delhi, organised by the Ministry of Commerce (GOI) and UNCTAD: 19-20 July,2005.

Jointly filed legal objection on 27th Jan.2004 in association with Green Peace (Germany) in the European Patent Office (E.P.O), Munich (Germany) for revocation of illegal patent
on Indian Wheat Variety granted to MONSANTO. The E.P.O, revoked the patent on 23rd Sept. 2004.

Invited to participate in the meeting With PRIME MINISTER on farmers' issues & pre-budget discussion on agriculture on 28th June, 2004.

Chairperson, World Farmers Chaupal Organised by World Social Forum on 19th Jan.2004 at Mumbai.

Attended WORLD FOOD SUMMIT five years later – 2002, organized by FAO of United Nations from 10th to 13th June, 2002 in ROME (Italy).

All India Congress Committee (Political Training Deptt.) invited him to deliver lectures on Farmer’s problems in Regional Training Camps held at Haridwar, Siliguri, Cochin, Raipur & Baroda in 2001 & 2002 convened by Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar.

Attended the SAARC Countries 17th Meeting of the Technical Committee on Agriculture
on 15th to 17th Feb.1999, New Delhi.

Attended the SAARC Countries 16th Meeting of the Technical Committee on Agriculture
on 13th to 15th Oct.1997, New Delhi.

Invited by the High Powered Committee on Sugar Industry Ministry of Food & Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India on 23rd Oct.1997.

Invited by the High Powered Fertilizers Pricing Policy Review Committee, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt.of India on 20th July, 1997.

Headed the Govt. of India Delegation under National Seeds Programme to The Netherlands and Switzerland in October, 1995.

Invited by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution on 19th October, 1994.

Invited by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Petroleum & Chemicals on 14th Sep.1993.

Invited in Pre-Budget discussions for Agriculture by the Union Finance Minister, from 1992 to 1995 every year.

Regular contributions to National T.V. Channels, News Papers, Periodicals, Journals and intensive tours in India & abroad for participation in various international events relating to Agriculture.

 

AWARDS CONFERRED:-

 

Awarded D.Lit. (Hon.) by Shri Shivaji Lok Vidyapeeth, Kalyan, (MHR.).

The Coveted INDIRA GANDHI IFJA Award 2003 as Indian Farm Leader expert in W.T.O. was presented by Smt.Shiela Dikshit, Chief Minister, Delhi.

Honoured in the 88th INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS, held at I.A.R.I., New Delhi on 4th Jan.2001 in recognition to his Contribution for the Indian Farmers.

Awarded “KRISHI RATAN” in 1998 by Shivaji Shikshan Sansthan, Amrawati, (MHR.).

 

TRAVEL ABROAD: -

Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Hong Kong.

 

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NATIONAL MAGAZINE

Kisan Ki Awaaz NATIONAL MAGAZINE

 

I wish the launch of the magazine everysuccess

President of India, H.E.Pratibha Devisingh Patil sends her best wishes for the magazine KISAN KI AWAAZ

 

Kisan Ki Awaaz magazine launch

Sh. Harish Rawat, Minister of State, Labour & Employment (Govt of India) launching the magazine Kisan Ki Awaaz in the loving memory & on the eve of Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru (L-R) Dr.Popotsev, Councellor Agriculture, Embassy of Russia, Dr. Krishan Bir Chaudhary, President, Bharatiya Krishak Samaj, Sh. Abani Roy (M.P.) Sh. T. Mainiya (M.P.),on 13th Nov.2009 at Russian Centre of Science & Culture NEW DELHI

 

You will be pleased to know that the apex organisation of Indian farmers, Bharatiya Krishak Samaj has come out with a national monthly to voice the demands and aspirations of Indian farmers called Kisan Ki Awaaz which literally means The Voice of The Farmers.

 

The Indian farmers not only face the challenges of climate change which leads to extreme conditions like droughts, floods and other natural calamities, but also manmade calamities like the unfair trade regime of the WTO and the FTAs, IPR regime, imposition genetically modified (GM) crops, corporate centric farm policies and overall the government’s apathy towards the providers of food security.

 

Kisan Ki Awaaz not only reflects the condition of the farmers in various parts of the country, but also voices their demands for a better standard of living and for meeting the needs of food and nutritional security. As a national organization of farmers we pledge to work with other farmers’ organizations across the globe in the spirit of cooperation.

 

 

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