After holding a meeting with the senior administrative officials of the district, Chatterjee said: “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before going on the tour in Europe had instructed that one senior minister must visit the spot to inspect the ongoing survey work. Hence, we are visiting Singur to take stock of the ongoing projects. I have held a meeting with the representatives of the Save Farm Land Committee and the District Magistrate and the police super. The work is going on in full swing.”
Meanwhile, a camp has been thrown open for compensating unwilling farmers. The Bengal government is carrying out the Singur survey expeditiously for initiating the process of returning land taken from farmers in the area for the Tata Motors Nano project.
Following the landmark Supreme Court verdict, the Mamata Banerjee government started the land survey within the project area on Friday. The survey is set to be complete within 10 weeks.
Chatterjee on Tuesday camped at Singur to supervise the survey work. According to the instruction of the Chief Minister, one minister has to be present during the survey. As per the instruction, even state Labour minister Malay Ghatak, Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee too visited the site to inspect the ongoing work.
Senior officials of the government are trying to complete the survey work in at least one mouza so that the pieces of lands can be returned to the farmers before the Chief Minister’s visit to Singur, scheduled to take place on September 14.
It is to be mentioned here that a stage would be set up beside the place, where the meetings to protest the acquisition of land by the then Left Front government were held nearly a decade ago. A victory rally would be organised by Trinamool Congress on that day. The Chief Minister will address a large gathering after holding an administrative meeting at Singur.
Meanwhile, the identification of plot is going on in full swing. Senior officials of the land and land reforms department, along with other officials in the district, began the survey and are carrying out the work. Senior ministers were supervising the work.