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Supreme Court ask Bangla government to return farmers land at Singur within 12 weeks

Supreme Court has ordered to return the possession of the land taken from farmers for construction of the Singur Tata Nano plant.

In 2006 CPM government said that Tata would be setting up a car manufacturing unit but the then opposition objected and launched a series of protests against land acquisition.

Despite the pressure from the opposition and farmers, Tata started the construction of the plant. Mamata Banerjee soon announced the indefinite hunger strike and broke it in 25 days.
The protest helped Mamata Banerjee to come in power at the 2011 elections. Soon her cabinet made a decision to return 400 acres of land to farmers who were not willing to give their lands for this manufacturing unit.

In 2011 TMC led government passed Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, 2011. Tata moved to Calcutta High Court against the bill, but it was upheld by the Court.

Supreme Court asked the company to return the land. Tata motors informed the apex court that it wanted to retain the land for the Nano Project. But in 2016 SC quashed the land acquisition done by Tata.