Even as the Calcutta High Court on Monday refused to pass an interim order on a fresh petition filed by Tata Motors praying for an injunction on return of land at Singur to farmers who had

Mamata government initiates process to give land back to farmers.
Mamata Banerjee The West Bengal government has set the ball rolling for distribution of land to the

The Calcutta High Court today refused to pass an interim order restraining the West Bengal Government from distributing to farmers in Singur the land acquired earlier to set up Tata Motors' car manufacturing unit.

On Tata Motors' plea that an interim injunction be passed to restrain distribution of land from tomorrow, Mr Justice Saumitra Pal said in that case the company

The Mamata Banerjee government today started the process of returning land to farmers in Singur, snubbing the Tata attempt to open a dialogue to maintain status quo on the 997-acre plot.

Rabindranath Bhattacharya, the school education minister and MLA from Singur, and Becharam Manna, the MLA from Haripal, oversaw distribution of over 3,000 application forms among farmers in Gopalnagar, Beraberi

Amid a legal battle between the state government and Tata Motors over the possession of land at Singur, the Hooghly district administration on Sunday started the process of giving back 400 acres of land to the farmers who did not accept compensation.

On Sunday, the district administration issued notice urging farmers to come with relevant documents to reclaim their land.

The West Bengal government on Sunday kicked off the process of returning 400 acres to Singur farmers.

BDO office starts accepting forms from farmers who did not settle for compensation

Even as Tata Motors' petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, is pending in the Calcutta High Court, the process for distribution of the land started at the office of the Block Development Officer at Singur in Hooghly district on Sunday.


The Tatas are perhaps never going to invest in West Bengal again, at least not so long as Mamata Banerjee

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the Hooghly District Magistrate to submit a report on the alleged incidents of pilferage and loot at the site of the Tata Motors car factory (since relocated), after the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011 came into force. Justice Soumitra Pal asked the District Magistrate to submit the report by 11 a.m.

KRISHNAGAR, 22 JUNE: The recent Bill to return land of aborted Nano factory to unwilling farmers at Singur has raised hope not only for the Singur peasants, but also for evacuated forest dwellers of Arbalda, Bahadurpur, Denui and Banshdob of Bahadurpur-Palashgachi Mouza in Santipur, Nadia.

Several protests were organised to protect the rights of the forest dwellers, known as Uthbandi Praja of S