State to explore possibilities to have Nano plant: BSY

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Dharwad, Oct 04(UNI) State Government is making all-out efforts to convince Tata Group Chairman, Ratan Tata to set up Nano Plant in Karnataka, after Tata Motors, finally decided to move out its Small Car manufacturing unit, out of West Bengal.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa speaking to newsperson before inaugurating 'Krishi Mela' here today said that Karnataka Government was in constant touch with Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata to have its botched up Singur Plant at Dharwad.

"We have completed two-rounds of initial talk with the Tata Motors to bring Nano plant to Karnataka and received positive signals from the promoters of Small Car Project Nano" Mr Yeddyurappa said.

He said that a high-level official team led by by state industries minister Murugesh Nirani would meet Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata personally and invite him to set up his ambitious small car plant at Dharwad. "State government will extend all kind of co-operation to Tata Motors to set up its small car plant in the state" he added.

The Government would have a formal talk with Tata Motors officials on Monday and expressed confidence that a clear picture would emerge after the meeting, Chief Minister said. "Setting up Nano plant at Dharwad will boost employment opportunities at Northern Karantaka region immensely" he said.

It may be recalled that upset with the prolonged violent protest against to set up Nano plant in Singur in West Bengal, led by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banarjee Tata Motors have finally decided to pull out their 319 million USD Nano small car plant from the troubled site out of WB.

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