rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Business » Selection of land in Singur was wrong: Bengal minister

Selection of land in Singur was wrong: Bengal minister

October 28, 2013 16:46 IST

Selection of land in Singur was wrong: Bengal minister

     Next

Next

West Bengal Industries Minister Pratha Chatterjee said on Monday the selection of land for the now abandoned Tata Motors car plant at Singur was wrong and hoped that the court will hear the plea of the people.

"The way Singur land was earmarked for industry was wrong.

“This wrong was committed by the government (previous Left Front government)," said Chatterjee at the sidelines of a programme.

Click NEXT to read further. . .


Image: A farmer works in a field next to the closed Tata Motors Nano car factory in Singur.
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

     Next

Selection of land in Singur was wrong: Bengal minister

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

The erstwhile Left Front government had earmarked 1000 acres at Singur for the Nano car plant but the acquisition of the multi-crop land from unwilling farmers was one of the reasons for its poll debacle after a long stint of 34 years in power.

Addressing the programme, he hoped that Supreme Court would listen to the plea of the people of Singur over the decision by the state government to return the land to the unwilling farmers, which has been challenged by the Tatas.

Click NEXT to read further. . .


Image: A farmer carries a bundle of jute in Singur.
Photographs: Parth Sanyal/Reuters

Prev     Next

Selection of land in Singur was wrong: Bengal minister

Prev     Next
Prev

Next

"Though the matter is subjudice, but still I hope that those who were unwilling (to part with their land) should get back their land.

“We had made an act. . . It is now pending before the Supreme Court for a decision and we are hopeful that the court will do justice to the people's voice," said Chatterjee.

Referring to Tata Motor's decision to move court when Trinamool Congress government was for taking back the unused land from the Tatas in Singur, Chatterjee said, "The problem in Bengal is not land but infrastructure.

Click NEXT to read further. . .


Image: The abandoned Tata Nano factory in Singur.
Photographs: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

Prev     Next

Selection of land in Singur was wrong: Bengal minister

Prev     More
Prev

More

“We can use the land of the closed factories. We have more than 20000 acres in closed industries."

"Let all chambers of commerce take a vow that none of their members will move to court if the state tries to take back the land of closed industries and gives it to other industries.

“Let us use the land which is available," Chatterjee added.


Photographs: Courtesy, Tata Motors

Prev     More
© Copyright 2014 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.