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What was the reason for Mahatma Gandhi to organise a satyagraha on behalf of the peasants of Kheda?

What was the reason for Mahatma Gandhi to organise a satyagraha on behalf of the peasants of Kheda?

1. The Administration did not suspend the land revenue collection in spite of a drought.

2. The Administration proposed to introduce Permanent Settlement in Gujarat.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?(2011)

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Kheda Satyagraha 1918

  • The farmers of Kheda district in Gujarat were in distress because of the failure of crops.
  • The government refused to remit land revenue and insisted on its full collection.
  • As part of the experiment, Mahatma Gandhi advised the peasants to withhold payment of revenue till their demand for its remission was met.
  • The struggle was withdrawn when it was learnt that the government had issued instructions that revenue should be recovered only from those peasants who could afford to pay.

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