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Karnataka still hoping to bag Nano project

October 07, 2008 17:40 IST

Still hoping to make a last minute bid to bag the Nano project even after the Tatas decided to move the project to Gujarat, Karnataka Cabinet on Tuesday set up a committee headed by industries minister to work out details of the incentives to be offered.

Principal secretary, industries department, Umesh and finance commissioner M R Srinivasa Murthy will be the members of the committee, State Minister for Home V S Acharya said after a cabinet meeting.

The committee will workout sops to be extended to Tata Motors [Get Quote] and also the extent of land to be allotted.

Tatas have identified a site at Sanand, near Ahmedabad, where the Gujarat government will give 1,000 acres land from Anand Agricultural University for housing the Nano project.

A team of Tata Motors officials led by its managing director Ravi Kant had inspected three prospective sites for the plant in and around Dharwad on Sunday.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa himself had taken active role in getting the project holding two rounds of discussions and even a tele-conversation with Ratan Tata. The state had earlier assured allotment of 1,000 acres of land, as sought by the firm for the project.

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