Nano ancillary units will not move: West Bengal

September 8th, 2008 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government Monday ruled out relocating ancillary units away from Tata Motors’ Nano plant in Singur, hours after the company objected to any such move and reduction of the project size from 997 acres.A day after a deal with the opposition Trinamool Congress-backed farmers group, which had been demanding return of 400 acres “forcibly” taken from “unwilling farmers” for the project, Industry Minister Nirupam Sen said: “The Nano project is an integrated project and the mother plant and the vendors’ park are inseparable.”

Alleging that Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee’s comments that 200-300 acres of project land would be returned to the “unwilling farmers” and the vendors’ park shifted across the road had led to confusion, Sen said. “The state government has not reached any such consensus on this matter with the opposition during the series of meetings it had with them and even with Banerjee.”

“The main plant and the vendors’ park will be in the same plot. After keeping these two intact, the committee that has been formed will look into how much land can be taken out for giving to the unwilling farmers. There was no discussion (with the opposition) on disintegrating the project or relocating it,” he said.

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