National Farmers Day Chaudhary Charan Singh

National Farmers Day is celebrated every year on the 23rd of December in the entire India. Today, we will help you to find out the national farmer day history, theme and more

National Farmers Day Chaudhary Charan Singh

National Farmers Day India

National Farmer Day is known as Kisan Diwas in India. The day is celebrated as National Farmers’ Day introspect to  Chaudhary Charan Singh’s birth anniversary. Chaudhary Charan Singh was a prominent farmer and 5th Prime Minister of India and he held the post of PM from 1979 to 1980.

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National Farmers Day is also recognized and honours the protests by the Indian farmers in Jantar Mantar (New Delhi) against three farm laws by the Indian government. Ultimately the consistent opposition put the central government on the back foot and resulted in the withdrawal of 3 farm laws recently.

Contribution of Chaudhary Charan Singh to agriculture

Chaudhary Charan Singh was born in the year 1902 in Noorpur, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Chaudhary Charan Singh was born in a middle-class family and in 1923 did his bachelor’s degree in Science. Later he completed his post-graduation from Agra University.

Charan Singh was a practitioner of law and actively participated in the country’s freedom struggle actively. Chaudhary Charan Singh wanted to work for rural India.

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Land Reforms – Chaudhary Charan Singh played a vigilant role in the land reforms that certainly changed the face of agriculture.

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Redemption Bill 1939 – One of the most appreciable works done by Mr Charan Singh was the notable Debt Redemption Bill 1939 which reduces the suicide committed by farmers. Before this bill farmers were under immense pressure from money lenders but after this large number of farmers got relief.

Land Holding Act 1960 – When Charan Singh was Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh he designed an impactful bill that is well known as the Landholding Act of 1960. The law is all about capping the landholdings of individuals.

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Zamindari Abolition Act 1950 – Chaudhary Charan Singh was also the agriculture minister of Uttar Pradesh and he worked for the Zamindari Abolition Act.

Rajghat or Kisan Ghat – Farmer, PM Chaudhary Charan Singh left the world and breathed his last on January 14, 1980. A memorable is dedicated to Charan Singh is built at Raj Ghat and is called “Kisan Ghat”.

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National Farmer Day celebration on Charan Singh’s birth anniversary

In 2001 Indian government decided to celebrate Farmer Day on Chaudhary Charan Singh’s birth anniversary (23 December) due to Charan Singh’s contribution towards the upliftment of farmers along with the development of the agriculture sector.

Charan Singh has made the agrarian sector proud and achieved some remarkable reforms. He achieved many historian titles including ‘Champion of India’s Peasants’.

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When did National Farmers Day start?

In 2001, the Indian government declared the 23rd of December as National Farmers Day

Why national farmers day is celebrated?

National Farmers Day is celebrated with respect to our fifth Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh’s birth anniversary. The day is also celebrated in honour of Indian farmers and their contribution to the country.

How did Chaudhary Charan Singh become the 5th Prime Minister of India?

In 1977 Morrarji Desai became PM of India and he named Chaudhary Charan Singh as the Home Minister of India. However, Charan Singh resigned due to Morarji Desai but later he came back to the cabinet as the Deputy PM of India in January 1979.

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