June 14, 2011
Singur Bill passed, Didi keeps her promise to Singur farmers
Kolkata, June 14: In keeping with her promise to get the land back, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee successfully tabled the Singur land bill in the assembly today. The bill aims at revoking the lease of land by state government to Tata Motors and will enable the government to take back 997 acres leased to Tata Motors. She has promised to return 400 acres to Singur farmers keeping with the first decision that was taken by her cabinet.
The Singur Land Rehabilitation Bill, 2011, which was circulated in the House on Sunday, said it was to provide for taking over the land covered by the lease granted to Tata Motors in view of "non-commissioning and abandoning of the small car project and ancillary factories and to return a portion to unwilling owners and utilise the remainder in public interest."
As regards compensation, it would be adjudged by the district judge of Hooghly and the amount would carry a simple interest rate of six per cent per annum, it said.