The Mamata Banerjee government has handed over records of rights (ROR) to landowners of Gopalnagar who are planning to take physical possession of their plots shortly.
Trinamool minister Partha Chatterjee held that a total 80 acres of land comprising lowland, water bodies have been damaged. “The government will take some time to restore them. But we are confident that the restoration work along with the landreturn process will be over within the 12 weeks’ time stipulated by the apex court,“ the minister said. As of now, a total 4045 RORs have been distributed from the special land acquisition camp at Singur while another 5178 such RORs are pending distribution.
Back at Nabanna, chief minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting with departments concerned -agriculture, irrigation, horticulture -on Monday to carve out measures that will expedite the process for return to agriculture from the half-done industrial site. If le velling the land by pulling down the structures and remo ving the black top around the compound is one challenge, the second one is to make the land suitable for cultivation.
The CM took stock of the earlier irrigation facilities to this land and the source of river water. To begin with, the irriga tion department will sink as many as 56 power-driven sub mersible pumps to lift ground water needed for farming. The water thus lifted will be spray ed through sprinklers on the entire land.
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