Chronology of events for Tata Motors' Nano car plant at Singur.autos Updated: Oct 03, 2008 23:59 IST
May 18, 2006: Tatas select West Bengal for the Rs 1-lakh small car plant. Ratan Tata says: "We have scanned the country, looked at various locations, and have decided to locate this rather revolutionary plant that will give India a true people's car in West Bengal."
Sep 25, 2006: Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee decides to sit on dharna outside BDO's office at Singur to protest land acquisition drive. Also calls for rail and road blockade.
Oct 9, 2006: Trinamool calls 12-hour state-wide bandh.
Dec 2, 2006: Violence mars Singur, five get hurt in rubber-bullet firing.
Dec 4, 2006: Attack on Tata Motors showroom in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee on hunger-strike, spurns Chief Minister's talks offer on Singur issue.
Dec 18, 2006: Trinamool issues 48-hour Bangla bandh after school girl Tapasi Malik's alleged rape and murder inside Singur project's fenced-off area.
Dec 28, 2006: Mamata Banerjee calls off indefinite hunger-strike after 25 days following appeals from PM and President.
Jan 14, 2007: Land puja offered at car project site.
Feb 5, 2007: Police-mob clash at Singur.
Mar 9, 2007: State government signs a 90-year agreement with Tata Motors for 'Nano' plant.
Mar 11, 2007: A farmer Haradhan Bag commits suicide at Singur.
Mar 16, 2007: Mob attacks Tata Motors' factory fencing at Singur.
Mar 18, 2007: Explosion Tata Motors' factory damages fencing.
Mar 25, 2007: Five guards at project site injured during clash with protesters.
May 24, 2007: Peace talks between state govt and Trinamool fail.
May 25, 2007: Singur farmer Prasanta Das commits suicide.
Jun 4, 2007: Jyoti Basu echoes Mamata Banerjee's demand that 600 acres is required for the Singur project.
Jun 14, 2007: State govt rules returning Singur project land to farmers.
Sept 18, 2007: Tatas appoint first batch of 17 Singur youth after training.
Nov 12, 2007: Central forces deployed at Singur after fresh protests.
Jan 16, 2008: Tatas give jobs to 80 displaced farmers.
Jan 18, 2008: Calcutta High Court orders Singur land acquisition legal.
Feb 15, 2008: Tatas announce Nano roll-out by Oct.
May 13, 2008: Supreme Court refuses to block Nano roll-out from Singur.
May 21, 2008: Trinamool wins majority of seats in Singur self-governance institutions.
Jun 27: Singur protesters break factory gate.
Aug 7, 2008: Mamata Banerjee willing to talk to Tatas.
Aug 18, 2008: CM invites Mamata Banerjee for talks.
Aug 19, 2008: Mamata says 400 acres must be returned to farmers.
Aug 20, 2008: Talks between state govt and Trinamool Congress fail.
Aug 22, 2008: Ratan Tata threatenes to move Nano projective out of West Bengal if violence continues at Singur.
Aug 23, 2008: Indian industries rally behind Tata project, saying continuing protests would tarnish state's image.
Aug 24, 2008: Trinamool begins indefinite dharna at Singur demanding return of land.
Aug 26, 2008: Nano factory workers stay away from work.
Aug 27, 2008: RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani backs Tatas on Nano project.
Aug 31, 2008: Trinamool delegation meets Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi over Singur suggesting a mediator to resolve the deadlock.
Sep 2, 2008: Cricket icon Sourav Ganguly bats for Tatas.
Sep 3, 2008: Tatas suspend work at Singur plant due to assault and intimidation by agitators, threaten to relocate plant elsewhere.
Sep 3, 2008: Governor invites state govt, Trinamool Congress to meet him at Raj Bhavan to end stalemate.
Sep 4, 2008: Ratan Tata says all possible steps being taken to roll out nano project.
Sep 7, 2008: Raj Bhavan agreement signed in presence of Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee and Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi to remove Singue impasse.
Sep 9, 2008: Special land search committee formed at the end of the meeting with members from Trinamool Congress and WBIDC.
Sep 12, 2008: CM-Mamata meeting at instance of Buddhadev Bhattacharjee in view of continuing deadlock at Singur.
Sep 13, 2008: State government annouonces rehabilitation package for the Singur farmers.
Sep 15, 2008: Left Front meeting on Singur calls for an end to deadlock.
Sept 16, 2008: Mamata Banerjee holds counter rally at Singur demanding implementation of the agreement.
Sep 24, 2008: Attack on security guards at Singur factory.
Sep 24, 2008: Government hopes for a settlement of the Singur crisis.
Sep 30, 2008: All-party meeting at Singur called by Chief Minister at Writers' Buildings, boycotted by Trinamool Congress and some of its allies.
Oct 1, 2008: CM says Ratan tata to arrive to discuss Singur issue.
Oct 3, 2008: Ratan Tata formally announces pull-out from Singur its small car 'Nano' plant, which would have been world's cheapest.