On Wednesday, Mamata Banerjee handed over possession of land to the Singur farmers after Supreme Court announced on 31st August that the West Bengal Government had not adhered to regulations in acquisition of 997 acres for Tata Motors Nano plant.
Process of restoring possession of the entire land will be completed within two weeks of the final verdict and 9,117 owners will receive ownership documents of their lost land.
Even as this process is underway, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is extending the olive branch to automakers to set up shop in the state. Banerjee has reached out to Tata Motors Limited stating that the company will be given 1,000 acres of land from the state’s land bank which will be free of any dispute.
Banerjee recently addressed a delegation of 160 companies which also included representatives from BMW. She has requested them to set up base in Bengal in the state of West Midnapore’s Goaltore.
The West Bengal CM has also invited German industry members to attend the Bengal Global Business Summit in January 2017. She has indicated upgradation of infrastructure and ability to offer logistic support to industries while two new ports and an airport at Andal are also in the offing.
Images of Tata Nano Singur plant – Credit The Quint