West Bengal government ready to give Satyam more landJanuary 9th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) West Bengal government will give 25 acres land to scam-tainted IT company Satyam Computers in the state if they want it, Information Technology (IT) Minister Debesh Das said here Friday.”If they want it, we will definitely give it. Why should we pull out? Let us see what happens to the company,” Das told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of a new mobile handset by Kolkata-based Gee Pee Infotech Pvt Ltd.
Satyam already has 2.77 acres in the city and has asked for another 25 acres from the state government to set up an IT special economic zone (SEZ). The company is yet to utilise the land given earlier.
“Since the land (2.77 acre) has already been allotted to Satyam, they now own it. There is no question of taking back that land,” Das said.
Satyam founder-chairman Ramalinga Raju had asked for the land when he came to Kolkata a few months back to attend the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) meet, the minister added.
The government has identified the land in Rajarhat, in the north eastern fringes of the city.