The West Bengal government on Monday began dismantling of the Tata Motor’s abandoned shed at Gopalnagar sector here in order to return it to the farmers as per the orders of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court had on August 31 ruled that land acquisition process in Singur was faulty and directed the state government to return it to the farmers within 12 weeks.
“Today in presence of PWD officials, DM, SP and officials of the mechanized department of KMC, the work of dismantling the shed of Tata Motor’s plant began. Today we had started it from the Gopalnagar sector of the plant. From tomorrow the work will start in a full fledged way,” a district official said.
State Parliamentary Minister Partha Chatterjee has been directed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to supervise the work of dismantling of Tata Motor’s plant from Tuesday.
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Banerjee last week handed over land ‘parchas’ and cheques to the farmers in Singur even as she sent messages to firms saying any company willing to set up auto firm in the state is “welcome”.
Handing over ‘parchas’ and cheques following a Supreme Court order in this regard, Banerjee, who had steered the massive agitation against the land acquisition for Tatas’ nano car factory in Singur in 2006, said, “We want industry but not through forcible (land) acquisition”.
‘Parcha’ is a document which establishes the ownership of a farmer over a piece of land in revenue records.
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