March 15th, 2018

Remove royalty on BG-II cotton seeds: SJM

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has requested the government to remove Rs 49 royalty on genetically modified (Bt) cotton seeds, using Bollgard-II (BG-II) technology of the US seed major Monsanto. In a letter to the Joint Secretary (Seeds), Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Ashwani Kumar, national co-convenor of the SJM Ashwani Mahaja said that the BT-II trait for which the government had fixed Rs 49 as trait value or royalty in 2016 and 2017 has become ineffective from 2015 itself.

Indian Gov't Draws Flak for Not Ending Royalties to Monsanto for Bt Cotton Seeds

Pressure groups have been demanding stricter regulations to tighten the noose on American agrochemical industry Monsanto, which allegedly marketed genetically modified cotton seeds that failed to guard crops against pink bollworm, causing crop failure in most of India.

October 9th, 2017

Safeguard India's interests at WTO: RSS affiliate's advice to Suresh

NEW DELHI: The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) wrote to Commerce minister Suresh Prabhu requesting him to safeguard India's interests in the fields of agriculture, investment and e-commerce as the country's representative at the Mini-Ministerial on the World Trade Organization in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Underscoring the fact that decisions made at the Mini-Ministerial will keenly affect our socio-economic policies, the SJM advised Prabhu to establish India as an important and strong developing country voice.

August 24th

SJM wants fresh cooked food to fight malnutrition in kids

New Delhi, Aug 23 (PTI) Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), an economic wing of the RSS, today urged the Centre to frame a "clear policy" to promote use of fresh cooked food instead of ready-to-use eatables by states to treat malnutrition among children.

SJM All India co-convener Ashwani Mahajan told PTI that there is a policy of the central government, which focuses on fresh cooked food, among other measures, to tackle malnutrition but some of the state governments are not implementing it.

August 16th

Anti-dumping duty on 93 products from China: Nirmala Sitharaman

The government today said anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 products including chemicals and machinery items imported from China. The other Chinese products on which India has imposed this duty include steel and other metals, fibres and yarn, rubber or plastic, electric and electronics and consumer goods.

“Anti-dumping duty is in force on 93 products concerning imports from China,” Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

July 31st

SJM steps up drive to target Chinese goods

Programmes & yatras are being held to “sensitise” people on how much India & its domestic market is losing to China by allowing its products in India.

July 21st

SJM to give nationwide call on Aug 9 to quit Chinese companies

JAMMU, July 18: The 10 -month long Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) nation wide campaign against use of Chinese goods will culminate with a grand rally on October 29 at Ram Leela Ground New Delhi.

China investments a worry: SJM

The Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioning him against awarding government contracts to two Chinese companies and against commerce with that country in the wake of enhanced hostilities.

Convenor of the SJM, Dr Ashwini Mahajan in his letter to the Prime Minister said there were two recent announcements that were particularly “worrisome.”

January 30th

‘‘राष्ट्रीय स्वदेशी - सुरक्षा अभियान’’

December 21st, 2016

RSS affiliate now targets NITI Aayog

Swadeshi Jagaran Manch upset with the think tank’s ‘corporate-leaning policies’

The Union government’s premier think tank, NITI Aayog, is under fire from the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), affiliated to the Rashitrya Swayamsevak Sangh, for its “corporate-leaning policies”.