Chambers delighted at Tatas finding home for Nano in Gujarat

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New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) Two leading industrial chambers of the country today said they were delighted that Tata's had at last found a home for their flagship small car project, Nano, in what FICCI described as ''the great State of Gujarat''.

Assocham president, Sajjan Jindal congratulated the Tata's for finally deciding to make ''people's friendly car from state of Gujarat which has contributed much more to national freedom moment as compared to West Bengal.'' Tata's pulled out their small car project from Singur in West Bengal last week due to agitation by Trinamool Congress which wanted return of the land to those farmers from whom the Left government had acquired it against their wishes for leasing to the Tatas.

Expressing delight over ''healthy competition to attract major investments into their State to provide growth and employment to their people,'' Ficci said; ''We see a new atmosphere in the country where the Chief Minister of States, across political parties, were competing neck-to-neck to attract the major and globally significant investment from the Tatas.'' The chamber said Tata's accepted Narendera Modi's offer because of availiblity of undisputed land and strong infrastructure.

Gujarat, it said, is already an auto hub with the General Motors in the State.

FICCI said Gujarat is also a long term attraction for industry as the 100 billion dollar Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor will be passing through the western state with a 600 square kilometres of industrial hub on the corridor.

FICCI and Assocham expressed the hope that Tata's will now be able to come out with a world class product to meet the aspirations of the people.


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