CM urges farmers to take cheque for land given for car factory

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Singur, May 10 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today urged the farmers to take cheques for their land acquired for setting up Tata's small car factory in Singur, asserting that the upcoming industry would help improve their status.

Addressing a meeting here, the Chief Minister said the factory would start operation after July and claimed it would change the social and economic status of the people of Singur.

''Industrialisation is the need of the hour. We should understand this reality and cooperate with the process setting aside all confusions,'' Mr Bhattacharjee observed.

Admitting that some industrial land had also been acquired for the car factory, he said those who had given their land would be compensated suitably.

Referring to the Left's support to the UPA government at the Centre, he reiterated that they had extended support to the Congress-led Government under political compulsions.

He said the power situation in the state was satisfactory and it was not coming in the way of industrialisation.


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