What was the Result of the Champaran Movement?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Champaran movement resulted in the passage of the Champaran Agriculture Act, which brought great relief to the indigo planters and the tenants of the land. This gave Gandhi a platform to become a great national leader. Satyagraha became a new way that Mahatma Gandhi would make full use of the success of the Indian independence movement.

Result of the Champaran Movement

The Champaran Peasant Movement was started in 1917-18. The goal was to curate an awakening against the European planters among the peasants.

  • To grow indigo at a price that by no legal standard can be deemed adequate compensation for the labor performed by peasants, the planters turned to illegal and inhumane methods.
  • A peasant delegation traveled from Champaran all the way to Lucknow in 1915 to alert the top leaders to their plight caught Gandhi’s attention.
  • Gandhi appeared before the Motihari District Magistrate on April 18 and entered a plea of “guilty”; he was ready to go to jail for listening to his “voice of conscience.”
  • Mazhar-ul-Haq, the leader of the Bihar Congress, helped organize the peasants in the district court, and as a result, the government backed down and dropped its case against Gandhi.


What was the Result of the Champaran Movement?

The bill provided relief to land tenants and indigo growers and provided Gandhi with a platform to rise to national leadership as a result of the Champaran Movement. The Satyagraha method was developed to illustrate the Indian independence movement.

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