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This picture symbolized the level of protest against the TATA NANO plant in Singur at WestBengal, India. The protest was for sizing the land of villagers by the west Bengal govt.
Why is there such a hue and cry for acquisition of land at singur? It was the govt of west Bengal that had promised the 1000 acres land to the TATAs and in return the land loosers are getting handsome compensation for the same as well as a job in the factory, what else do they want? Has anybody calculated what type of job opportunities will come up in west Bengal after the project starts, how many people will get employment. Just imagine 2000 employees and their families all put together 10000 people will be able to feed their stomach. In addition to other indirect industries that will come up due to the project. The farmers are getting good compensations and they are not at all against the project but it is the opposition party that seems to be attached to another leading passenger carmaker and doing all this in agreement with them. Hence it is now up to the people of WB whether they welcome industrialisation or deny their entry. In contradiction to this many other states have already offered red carpet to the TATAs. It is the high time that people of WB understand the need of industrialisation and prosperity that will follow.
Chief Minister agrees in principle to return the land of those farmers of Singur who have not given their consent to surrender the land. The crux of the matter is that chief thinks that there are only one per cent of farmers whose lands have been acquired (legally under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894) without their consent. But we have affidavits of more than 3,000 farmers whose land has been acquired without their consent.


So it’s a symbol of protest!

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  • Copyright: Utsav Sen (Utsav) (23)
  • Genre: Gens
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2007-05-20
  • Categories: Evénement
  • Exposition: f/5.5, 1/320 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2009-04-06 10:33
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