Kolkata, Sep 22 (UNI) Vice-Chancellors of different universities in West Bengal today came out strongly in favour of industrialisation in the state, but simultaneously called for proper rehabilitation and compensation for the displaced farmers.
The joint statement was signed by Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University Suranjan Das, Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpore University Pradip Narayan Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor of Kalyani University Arabindo Das, Vice-Chancellor of Burdwan University Subrata Paul, Vice-Chancellor of Uttarbanga University Arunabha Basu Majumder and Vice-Chancellor of Vidyasagar University Swapan Kumar Pramanik.
They appealed to the state government to take all possible measures to ensure immediate restart of work in the Tata Motors' factory at Singur and stressed on enacting a proper law for suitable rehabilitation and compensation for those displaced farmers.
They also urged the state government to take endeavour for setting up modern industry in the state.
The academicians appealed to all the political parties not to make it a political issue and accord priority to creating more and more job opportunities to eradicate the unemploymeny problem facing the state.
They expressed strong concern over the possibility of Tata Motors' relocating the Nano plant from Singur and called for an acceptable solution to the imbroglio at the earliest.
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