Singur (WB): The West Bengal government on Sunday set the process of formal handover of land to unwilling
farmers in Singur in motion by issuing a notice inviting
applications for alternative plots of land.
Hooghly DM Sripriya Rangarajan issued the notice which
asked unwilling land-owners, whose names featured in the
schedule prepared by the government in accordance with the
Singur Land and Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, to
apply for alternative plots of equal quantum owned by them
inside the project area.
Forms are being distributed at the Singur BDO office by
employees of the Block Land Registration Office, the DM said.
Two days ago, Tata Motors Ltd had pleaded before the
Calcutta High Court for a workable solution for status quo in
any further work on Singur land, which had been vested by the
state government, till the case is heard out.
Appearing for Tata Motors Ltd, counsel Samaraditya
Pal submitted before Justice Soumitra Pal that since it had
lost possession of land at Singur, for such time that the
court hears the petition, status quo be maintained.
Pal prayed that a workable solution be arrived at to
ensure status quo at Singur where 997 acres of land was
acquired for the Tata Motor`s Nano plant and ancillary units.
Eventually the plant was shifted to Gujarat in October,