Bangalore, Sep 18: Karnataka Government on Thursday, Sep 18 offered the Tatas, 1000 acres of land, incentives and infrastructure facilities in Northern part of Karnataka, Dharwad, to set up the Nano plant. Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yedyurappa in a meeting held on Thursday, Sep 18 morning with Ravikant, Managing Director of Tata. It is now left to the discretion of the Tatas. The Tata group already has a 800-acre manufacturing unit at Belur on the outskirts of Dharwad city for the manufacture of low-floor Marco polo buses. The manufacturing unit will begin in October.
The twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad have an all-season airport, which has direct flights to Bangalore and Mumbai and they are near ports. There are at least 20 engineering colleges in and around Dharwad.
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress supremo, Mamata Banerjee is threatening the Bengal Government of agitations if it fails to return 400 acres of the farm land allotted to Singur Nano plant. Mamata wants Tatas to stay in Singur with only 600 acres and not 997 acres.
West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is trying hard to convince the opposition, Trinamool Congress on the Nano plant issue.