State looking to finish handing over land by Nov 8: Partha
After handing over 36 acre of plot to farmers in Singur on Thursday, Partha Chatterjee, the state Parliamentary Affairs minister, said that the state government is determined to complete the process of giving physical possession of land to farmers by November 8.
Thus, the government would not wait any further for the farmers who are yet to collect the deeds of right for their respective plots.
The process of giving physical possession had begun with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handing over plots to farmers in Gopalpur mouza in Singur on October 20.
Physical possession of total 103 acre of land was given to 298 farmers on the same day.
The work of giving physical possession of the land continued and till Thursday, physical possession on 236 acre of plot was given to 335 farmers. Chatterjee on Thursday handed over the plots in Beraberi mouza.
The task of giving deed of right of their land to the farmers had started on September 14 and according to the sources in Nabanna 10,436 land owners had collected the deed till October 20. But 2,300 are yet to turn up.
The state government employees had even gone to their areas to find out the persons to hand over the deeds. But they couldn’t find them out.
Chatterjee on Thursday once again thanked each and everyone who had been working relentlessly to complete the work before the deadline set by the Chief Minister.
On October 20, when she had visited Singur to hand over plots to farmers, she had said that “There
would be nothing better if the task gets completed on November 8 instead of November 10.”
Scrap irons of the dismantled sheds, which were constructed for the Tata’s Nano factory, have been dumped on some portion of the land in Singur.
The land also has to be returned to the farmers.
Thus, the concerned authorities are taking necessary measures to dump the scrap iron elsewhere and to clear the plot as early as possible.
Meanwhile, the farmers, who have already got back their lands, have started taking necessary steps for agriculture on their plots.
Some of them were found adding manure to their fields and they have shown eagerness in getting advisory support of the state agriculture department to ensure a better yield.
The state agriculture department distributed mustard seeds and fertilizers among the farmers to
help them initiate farming on the land of Singur after 10 long years.