Tata continues suspension of work;Buddha promises all efforts

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Kolkata, Sep 8 (UNI) A day after the euphoric truce between the West Bengal Government and the Opposition over the Nano land row, Tata Motors today announced to continue suspension of work at Singur, while Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee promised all efforts to retain the project in the state.

As the Tatas were miffed at the 'limited clarity' of the outcome of yesterday's discussions, Industry Minister Nirupam Sen also assured the company that the integrated nature of the small car project would be maintained.

'' The Government is still making sincere efforts to ensure that the projects stays, '' the Chief Minister told reproters.

His statement came a few hours after Tata Motors said the company would restart work at Singur only if it was satisfied that the projects's viability was not impinged, the integral nature of the mother plant and ancillary units were being maintained and a long term congenial environment was maintained.

'' Distressed at the limited clarity '' of the outcome of yesterday's discussions between the West Bengal government and the representatives of the agitators, the company said in a statement that it was obliged to continue the suspension of construction and commissioning work at the Nano plant.

Reacting to reports of providing large amount of land from within the small car project area for rehabilitation of land losers, Tata Motors Director Ravi Kant also wrote a letter to the state Government, saying this would negate the basis of the project and leave the company in a disadvantageous position.

The project is designed to integrate the mother plant and ancillary units to ensure the low price tag for Nano car.

A statement of Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who mediated between the Government and the Trinamool Congress-led Opposition, had stated about an agreement on providing land 'to the maximum within the project area and the rest in adjacent areas' to the 'unwilling' farmers who did not receive compnesationtwo sides.

It was said a committee would be formed to ascertain the possibility of such an exercise and finalising the modalities.

On the other hand, Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee and her associates had reprotedly said in Singur that hundreds of acres of land from within the project area would be curved out separating the mother plant from the vendor park.

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