State Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee on Sunday visited Singur to supervise the progress of land survey and held meetings with the senior administrative officials of Hooghly.
It may be mentioned that the Chief Minister, before undertaking her tour to Europe said that one senior minister would visit the site everyday to take a stock of the ongoing survey work. The state government has already started the land survey of the 997 acre of land in Singur for returning it to the farmers as per the order of the Supreme Court.
After visiting the site, Mukherjee said that they were trying to hand over the possession of the pieces of lands to the farmers particularly in Gopal Nagar mouza within September 14 when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a meeting. The mapping and plotting works were being done in this mouza. The senior officials from the various department involved in the survey were facing some problems as there is a power station set up at the site in the Gopal Nagar mouza. The power station has to be shifted in some other place before the pieces of land are handed over to the farmers.
“The senior officials of various departments were putting their best efforts to complete the work so that the plots in Gopal Nagar mouza could be handed over to the farmers before the Chief Minister’s meeting which is scheduled to take place here on September 14,” Mukherjee said in Singur. Earlier in the day Mukherjee held a high level meeting with the District Magistrate, police super and local MLAs from Haripal and Singur and he later visited the site to monitor the ongoing work.
On the other hand, the cleaning of land at Beraberi mouza has been taken up. The senior officials of the land and land reforms department started the plotting and mapping of land. Rabindranath Bhattacharya and Becharam Manna, the local leaders involved with the Singur land acquisition movement from the beginning were also present at the site on Sunday.
Mukherjee on Sunday also took a stock of the arrangements of the victory celebrations and the administrative review meeting of the Chief Minister in the district on September 14. State Parliamentary affairs minister, Partha Chatterjee visited the spot on Saturday. Satellite-based (GPS) mapping and drones were used for aerial survey and many workers and employees from various departments were engaged for cleaning and preparing ground work for plotting of the land.
It may be mentioned here that the Tata project gate which had remained locked for the last ten years was broken down on Saturday by the district police.