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It shot into worldwide prominence in 1930 when Mahatma Gandhi selected it to be the destination for the Salt March. He marched from Sabarmati (Ahmedabad) to Dandi with some of his followers to protest against the imposition of a tax on salt. Thousands of people participated, travelling on foot for 24 days from Ahmedabad to Dandi.
The Government of India initiated plans to develop the Sabarmati-Dandi stretch as a tourist hub. The government also proposed building a memorial to commemorate the Salt March of the Indian Independence Movement.
- India in the 1930s: 1930 Elections in India, Salt Satyagraha, Dharasana Satyagraha, Madras Presidency Legislative Council Election 1930. London: General Books LLC. 2010. p. Ch. 2 : Dharasana Satyagraha.
- "PM's promise to develop Dandi Route yet to be fulfilled: Saurabh Patel". Ahmedabad. Times of India. July 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- "Gujarat accuses Centre of discrimination in tourism sector". New Delhi. Economic Times. Jul 18, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- Ramachandran, Smriti (May 7, 2013). "Proposal for Dandi March memorial gathers momentum". New Delhi. The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-08-14.