Khanduri: No offer from the Tatas on Nano rollout

Dehradun, Sep 28 | Updated: Sep 30 2008, 05:09am hrs
Uttarakhand chief minister B C Khanduri has said the government has not yet received any proposal from the Tatas to roll out Nano from the state.

The CMs statement comes in the wake of speculation that the company might shift production of the Nano to the state following the stalemate in Singur. If the company proposes for to roll out the Nano from Uttarakhand, the state government would provide necessary facilities, Khanduri said. Tata Motors officials who visited the state on September 25 to settle issues related to its Pantnagar plant, told the government, the company had not yet taken any decision on Nano production from there.

Earlier, Tata Motors, reacting to reports that a group of farmers was planning agitation if more land is given to the company in case it sets up Nano car project, said : All our land has come from the government and the plant exists on the government land. A group of farmers in Uttarakhands Pantnagar area, under the banner of Kisan Kisani Abhiyan, had taken up cudgels against the state governments purported plan to allot more land to the company with its leader Hanif Gandhi threatening an agitation.

The government had agreed to offer 1,100 acre of land in the area, of which the company has already set up a mother plant and vendor park on 1,000 acres. The state has already allotted 56 acres of the 100 acres additional land sought by Tata for residential purposes.