Mamata government makes 100 acres land cultivable in Singur

Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) In the process of returning land taken from peasants of Singur for the Tata Motors Nano project, the West Bengal government has so far made about 100 acres cultivable and demarcation of plots in 325 acres has been completed till now, an official said on Saturday.

Following the Supreme Court verdict, the Mamata Banerjee government has been carrying out the land survey within the project area expeditiously. It has been taking the help of drone and GPS satellite mapping for aerial survey which is to be completed within ten weeks.

“So far, we have completed demarcation of plots for around 325 acres in the project area. About 100 acres have been made cultivable so far,” Hooghly’s Additional District Magistrate (Land Revenue) Purnendu Maji told IANS.

Chief Minister Banerjee will visit Singur and hold a public meeting on September 14.

“We are preparing maximum numbers of compensatory cheques and documents of land record so that CM could hand over land and cheques to farmers,” he said.

After the Supreme Court quashed the land acquisition done by the erstwhile left Front government, Banerjee, who is also the Trinamool supremo, had chaired a high level emergency meeting at the state secretariat Nabanna to decide on follow-up actions for implementing the judicial order.

Banerjee said physical possession of cultivable land would be given to the land owners within the stipulated time frame of 12 weeks.

–IANS

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