Govt making all efforts to bring Nano to K'taka: CM

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Dharwad, Karnataka, Oct 4 (UNI) The Karnataka Government is making all-out efforts to convince Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata to set up its Nano car plant in the state, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said today.

Talking to newspersons before inaugurating the 'Krishi Mela' here, he said the state government was in constant touch with Mr Tata to set up its botched up Singur Plant at Dharwad.

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

He said a high-level official team, led by state Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani, would meet Mr Tata and invite him to set up the plant at Dharwad. ''The state government will extend all kind of co-operation to the Tata Motors to set up its plant,'' he added.

The state government would hold a formal discussion with Tata Motors officials on October six, he said and expressed confidence that a clear picture would emerge after the meeting.

''Setting up of the Nano plant at Dharwad will boost employment opportunities in Northern Karnataka region,'' he said.

It may be noted that Tata Motors, upset over the prolonged protest led by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee against the Nano plant, have finally decided to move its 319 million US Dollar car plant from the troubled site at Singur in West Bengal.


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