• The Government commemorated the centenary of Champaran Satyagraha during the period for April, 2017 to April, 2018.
  • A National Implementation Committee (NIC) headed by the Home Minister had been constituted for the purpose.
  • Inaugural function for the commemoration was organised in Delhi on10th April, 2017 which was presided over by the Prime Minister. A
  • budget of Rs. 20.00 crore was allocated by NIC for the commemoration.
  • However, NIC approved the following activities under the centenary celebration of Champaran Satyagraha.
  • Development of Gandhi Circuit in Bihar is one of the projects identified for development under the Special Package for Bihar announced by the Prime Minister in 2015.
  • A project for “Development of Gandhi Circuit: Bhitiharwa-Chandrahia-Turkaulia under Rural Circuit theme of Swadesh Darshan Scheme” has been sanctioned in Bihar with the central financial assistance of Rs. 4465.02 lakh.