Write a Short Note on Dandi March

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Dandi March was a civil disobedience movement led by Mahatma Gandhi to protest against the most unacceptable law of British India. The salt law monopolized the manufacturing and sale of salt all over the nation. People were forbidden to make salt at home and were forced to buy salt from shops at high prices. Since the British salt monopoly was undesirable, Gandhi planned to mobilize widespread discontent against British rule.

Short Note on Dandi March

The Dandi March began on 12 March 1930 and ended on 6 April 1930. Gandhiji started from his Sabarmati Ashram on the way to the sea. He reached the destination after three weeks and made a handful of salt. The Dandi March made Gandhi a criminal in the eyes of the law.

  • Parallel salt marches were observed in other parts of the country.
  • Gandhiji gave advance notice to Viceroy Irwin about the Dandi March or the Salt March.
  • At that time, the tax on salt was fourteen times more than its value.
  • Factory workers went on strike.
  • Students refused to go to government-led educational institutions.
  • Lawyers refused to go to British courts.
  • Gandhi was arrested along with 60,000 Indians in the wake of the Dandi March.
  • The police tracked the progress of the Dandi March by Gandhiji.


Write a Short Note on Dandi March

Mahatma Gandhi started the Dandi March on 12 March 1930 to stop the unacceptable laws preventing the manufacture and sale of salt. It is also known as Salt March. He started the Dandi March from his ashram at Sabarmati all the way to the coastal village of Dandi. The march ended on 6 April 1930 and sent waves of mass discontent across the country.

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