Published On : Sat, Sep 3rd, 2016

Bengal govt on ‘war footing’ for Singur land return process

Singur reuters

New Delhi/Nagpur: The survey by the West Bengal government of the 997 acres of land to be returned to farmers in Singur under a Supreme Court ruling continued today on war footing despite inclement weather, a district official said.

The land had been acquired by the former Left Front government for the Tata Motors project.

The survey had begun on Friday after senior state officials and police entered the abandoned site filled with wild grass and overgrown bushes, after 10 years.

Satellite-based mapping and drones carried out aerial survey as huge contingent of workers and employees from various departments were pressed into service for cleaning and preparing ground work for plotting of the land.

Additional District Magistrate Land Revenue (ADMLR) P Maji said, “We are working on a war footing. We are going to work even during night with floodlights. We will complete cleaning and the land survey will be finished in two weeks. There will be no slowdown of work despite inclement weather.”