Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Shivaji Chatterjee Vs Himadri Chemical & Others dated 16/01/2018 regarding pollution caused by Himadri Chemicals, Singur, West Bengal. The Applicant Shivaji Chatterjee prays for an interim direction for inspection of the unit by a Committee which had conducted similar inspection earlier in terms of the order of the State PCB dated 23.03.2010 in view of the unabated pollution resulting due to the operation of the unit and the deleterious effect on the villagers caused by such pollution.

In a set back to the Tatas, the Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the land acquired by the previous Left Front government in West Bengal for the Nano car plant, saying due processes and procedur

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Mohistikari Paribesh Jivan O Krishi Kalyan Mancha & Others Vs MoEF & Ors. dated 28/08/2014 regarding industrial pollution caused by a coal tar distillation factory, Singur, West Bengal.

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The company is keen on new projects at earlier Nano site; bench adjourns hearing till next April for detailed arguments

Tata Motors Ltd told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it wanted to retain the land given to it in Singur, West Bengal, for its Nano small car project, even though it has moved the plant and machinery to Gujarat.

Industries and commercial establishments in and around the city should brace for a steep hike in drinking water tariff as the Hyderabad Water Board has proposed a 100 per cent hike.

The Calcutta High Court today took up a PIL claiming that over 100 hectares of agricultural land was forcibly bought from farmers by land mafia at Singur, the location of Tata Motors’ Nano abandon

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the land initially acquired by the West Bengal government for Tata Motors’s car plant in Singur should now go back to the farmers, while snubbing the company’s arguments over its existing lease-hold rights over the land.

A Bench of Justices H L Dattu and Dipak Misra noted that since Tata has already moved out of West Bengal and set up its Nano manufacturing factory in Gujarat, the very purpose of acquisition of the land had altered.

Court order comes on hearing of a special leave petition filed by WB govt challenging quashing of Singur Land Acquisition Act

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Tata Motors to make its stand clear on its leasehold rights over the Singur land, as the company had already moved its small car project out of West Bengal.

The Supreme Court today asked Tata MotorsBSE -1.26 % to consider returning to farmers the land allotted for its Nano plant in Bengal.

In early 2006, Singur in West Bengal became the epitome of peasants’ struggle against neo-liberal expansion in land and livelihoods in India. Meanwhile, in 2010 the struggle in Sompeta exposed politics of ‘power’ in the name of energy production in Andhra Pradesh.