To give a big push to industrialisation, the State government is acquiring agricultural lands on a large scale, often by fudging records; filling up water bodies; and felling hundreds of trees, using a draconian law that allows it to do so for public purpose, according to NGO activists. However, the law does not define public purpose.

If BHEL selects the land, we will begin the process to get it released.
I don't think there will be any problem to get back the land from Tata Motors."

Nirupam Sen Industry minister

Maulik Pathak & Kalpesh Damor / Ahmedabad November 21, 2009, 0:29 IST

Indrani Dutta

KOLKATA: A team of officials including four senior executives of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd on Thursday visited Singur, the erstwhile project site of the Tatas

BHUBANESWAR: Though the State Government has assured the Western Orissa farmers that irrigation in the Hirakud command area will not be hit due to industrialisation, in reality the situation has led to further shrinkage.

The minister

KOLKATA: The West Bengal government will formally invite information technology majors Wipro and Infosys to take immediate possession of 45 acres of land being offered to each of them at Rajarhat on the outskirts of the city and start constructing their facilities.

Ishita Ayan Dutt / Kolkata August 31, 2009, 0:17 IST

Direct land acquisition fiat forces companies to appoint land brokers.

C. Gouridasan Nair

KOLKATA: The West Bengal Government has ruled out setting up of industries and urban spaces on irrigated and multi-crop land. This comes at a time when a debate has been raging in the State over acquisition of farmland for industry