Karnataka offers 1,000 acres for Nano

September 18th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) The Karnataka government Thursday offered 1,000 acres of land to Tatas if they plan to shift the Nano car project from troubled Singur in West Bengal.Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa told Tata Motors managing director G. Ravi Kant that the goverment would also provide several other facilities for the small car project.

“We have offered the Tatas 1,000 acres and promised other facilities,” Yeddyurappa told reporters after his meeting with Kant.

The land will be offered in the north Karnataka district of Dharwad where Tatas have an equipment manufacturing facility.

Kant said: “We have not taken any decision (on relocating from Singur). We will consult our chairman Ratan Tata.”

Tata Motors have suspended operations at its Singur factory since Sep 2 apprehending danger to its employees after Trinamool Congress-led protests against alleged “forcible” acquisition of farmland for the project.

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