Patnaik invites Nano to Orissa

October 4th, 2008 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Oct 4 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has invited Tata group chairman Ratan Tata to shift his Nano project to the state, an official said Saturday.Patnaik wrote the letter a day after Tata announced he was pulling the project out of Singur in West Bengal due to the continued protests spearheaded by the Trinamool Congress to demand the return of part of the land allotted for the project.

“Patnaik has written a letter requesting Tata to set up the Nano plant in Gopalpur (in Ganjam district),” the official told IANS.

The Tata group had acquired more than 4,000 acres of land in Gopalpur in 1995 for setting up a 10 million tonne steel plant but the project did not take off. The Nano project could be set up on this land, Patnaik said in his letter.

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