Making Sense Of Mamata Banerjee Reaching Out To Tatas With New Land Deal After Singur

To make a fresh start with the Tata Group which abandoned plans for a Nano factory in West Bengal in 2008 after her party spearheaded the Singur protests, the Mamata Banerjee government is ready to offer land for an industrial hub to the company to compensate for losses incurred in Singur.
State Finance Minister Amit Mitra said an alternative for the Singur land is “ready”.
“We have a land bank and a land map. We can also give 1,000 acres in Goaltore in West Midnapore. In Raghunathpur in Purulia, 2,600 acres of land is ready. We had kept the land for a railway corridor, but we have also kept 600 acres of land for industry separately. If Tata is serious, we can talk about it and the area can be prepared as an industrial hub.”

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