WB govt returns token land to unwilling farmers

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 22:15

Singur: The West Bengal government
tonight returned a token 11.5 acres out of the 997.97 acres
land acquired for the abandoned Tata Motors` Nano project to
12 farmers who had unwillingly parted with their land.

The Singur high power committee which was set up by
the state government returned the 11.5 acres of substitute
land to 12 unwilling farmers of Gopalnagar and Kolaypara,
Manik Das, a zilla parishad member from Beraberi, told
reporters here.

"We have returned the same quantum of land among the
unwilling landowners," he said.

The farmers were given substitute land in Gopalnagar
and Kolaypara where their original holdings were, he said.

Becha Ram Manna, Trinamool leader and convenor of the
Krishi Jami Raksha Samiti said, "The unwilling farmers will be
able to sell the land returned or use it for whichever purpose
they want."

The 12 unwilling farmers were earlier identified, he
said.

Manna, School Education Minister Rabindranath
Bhattacharya and Trinamool Congress MP Ratna Denag held a
meeting before the announcement.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 22:15

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