The Start and End of Tata Nano at Singur

May 18, 2006: Tatas select West Bengal for the Rs 100,000 small car plant. Ratan Tata says: “We have scanned the country, looked at various locations, and have decided to locate this rather revolutionary plant that will give India a true people’s car in West Bengal.”

Sep 25, 2006: Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee decides to sit on dharna outside BDO’s office at Singur to protest land acquisition drive. Also calls for rail and road blockade.

Oct 9, 2006: Trinamool calls 12-hour state-wide bandh.

Dec 2, 2006: Violence mars Singur, five get hurt in rubber-bullet firing.

Dec 4, 2006: Attack on Tata Motors showroom in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee on hunger-strike, spurns Chief Minister’s talks offer on Singur issue.

Dec 18, 2006: Trinamool issues 48-hour Bangla bandh after school girl Tapasi Malik’s alleged rape and murder inside Singur project’s fenced-off area.

Dec 28, 2006: Mamata Banerjee calls off indefinite hunger-strike after 25 days following appeals from PM and President.

Jan 14, 2007: Land puja offered at car project site.

Feb 5, 2007: Police-mob clash at Singur.

Mar 9, 2007: State government signs a 90-year agreement with Tata Motors for ‘Nano’ plant.

Mar 11, 2007: A farmer Haradhan Bag commits suicide at Singur.

Mar 16, 2007: Mob attacks Tata Motors’ factory fencing at Singur.

Mar 18, 2007: Explosion at Tata Motors’ factory damages fencing.

Mar 25, 2007: Five guards at project site injured during clash with protesters.

May 24, 2007: Peace talks between state govt and Trinamool fail.

May 25, 2007: Singur farmer Prasanta Das commits suicide.

Jun 4, 2007: Jyoti Basu echoes Mamata Banerjee’s demand that 600 acres is required for the Singur project.

Sept 18, 2007: Tatas appoint first batch of 17 Singur youth after training.

Nov 12, 2007: Central forces deployed at Singur after fresh protests.

Jan 16, 2008: Tatas give jobs to 80 displaced farmers.

Jan 18, 2008: Calcutta High Court declares Singur land acquisition legal.

Feb 15, 2008: Tatas announce Nano roll-out by Oct, 2008.

May 13, 2008: Supreme Court refuses to block Nano roll-out from Singur.

May 21, 2008: Trinamool wins majority of seats in Singur self-governance institutions.

Jun 27, 2008: Singur protesters break factory gate.

Aug 7, 2008: Mamata Banerjee willing to talk to Tatas.

Aug 18, 2008: CM invites Mamata Banerjee for talks.

Aug 19, 2008: Mamata says 400 acres must be returned to farmers.

Aug 20, 2008: Talks between state govt and Trinamool Congress fail.

Aug 22, 2008: Ratan Tata threatenes to move Nano projective out of West Bengal if violence continues at Singur.

Aug 23, 2008: Indian industries rally behind Tata project, saying continuing protests would tarnish state’s image.

Aug 24, 2008: Trinamool begins indefinite dharna at Singur demanding return of land.

Aug 26, 2008: Nano factory workers stay away from work.

Aug 27, 2008: RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani backs Tatas on Nano project.

Aug 31, 2008: Trinamool delegation meets Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi over Singur suggesting a mediator to resolve the deadlock.

Sep 2, 2008: Cricket icon Sourav Ganguly bats for Tatas.

Sep 3, 2008: Tatas suspend work at Singur plant due to assault and intimidation by agitators, threaten to relocate plant elsewhere.

Sep 3, 2008: Governor invites state govt, Trinamool Congress to meet him at Raj Bhavan to end stalemate.

Sep 4, 2008: Ratan Tata says all possible steps being taken to roll out Nano on time.

Sep 7, 2008: Raj Bhavan agreement signed in presence of Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee and Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi to remove Singur impasse.

Sep 9, 2008: Special land search committee formed at the end of the meeting with members from Trinamool Congress and WBIDC.

Sep 12, 2008: CM-Mamata meeting at instance of Buddhadev Bhattacharjee in view of continuing deadlock at Singur.

Sep 13, 2008: State government annouonces rehabilitation package for the Singur farmers.

Sep 15, 2008: Left Front meeting on Singur calls for an end to deadlock.

Sept 16, 2008: Mamata Banerjee holds counter rally at Singur demanding implementation of the agreement.

Sep 24, 2008: Attack on security guards at Singur factory.

Sep 24, 2008: Government hopes for a settlement of the Singur crisis.

Sep 30, 2008: All-party meeting on Singur called by Chief Minister at Writers’ Buildings, boycotted by Trinamool Congress and some of its allies.

Oct 1, 2008: CM says Ratan tata to discuss Singur issue.

Oct 3, 2008: Ratan Tata formally announces that there will be no Nano from Singur.

Posted by: Expertz Web


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