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Bengal offers sops to singur farmers

kolkata Updated: Sep 15, 2008 02:10 IST

Tata Motors indicated on Sunday that it was still interested in rolling out its Nano from the Singur plant, welcoming a new rehabilitation package announced by the West Bengal government.

In a statement, the Tatas hoped that following the new package a congenial environment would prevail facilitating the Nano project to come up in Singur.

The statement comes at a time when Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, who has been actively involved in blocking the Singur plan, has already rejected the fresh proposal.

The proposal offers 50 per cent more on the compensation price of land, jobs for landed farmers and 300 days’ wage for landless farm labourers.

In its statement, Tata Motors reiterated its stand on keeping Singur as the manufacturing venue for Nano. “Tata Motors decided to set up its Nano plant at Singur to play an active role in the re-industrialisation of the state and make a contribution to the economic development of the region, providing direct and indirect employment opportunities and participating in the overall community development,” it said.

But with Mamata rejecting the relief proposal, the Singur crisis seems to be far from over. While the Left is organising a mammoth rally in favour of the Nano factory on Monday, Mamata has a counter rally scheduled a day later near the small car plant.