Our Land Their Development

A report of the International Fact Finding Mission on the Forced Eviction of the Farming Communities in the State of West Bengal in India. Development for whom? This is the common question by the people of West Bengal as thousands of acres of land are being acquired for setting up industries by the state government in its drive to industrialization. In Singur Hooghly alone, 1,253 acres (or 500 hectares) of agricultural land is being eyed for land use conversion and the government has allotted it for a proposed car manufacturing plant by Tata Motors, a giant Indian company. Popularly called as the granary of West Bengal, this land in Singur is a highly fertile and is home to 5,000 families. The people of Singur have been protesting against the government acquisition notice. Human rights organisations and other NGOs and CSOs working in the eastern region responded to the issue and appealed to the District Magistrate of Hooghly to provide necessary information regarding the acquisition of land according to the provisions of Right to Information Act 2005.


Title: Our Land Their Development
Authors: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
Tags: agricultural
food sovereignty
land acquisition
Date: 10-Oct-2006
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
URI: http://library.ipamglobal.org/jspui/handle/ipamlibrary/483
Weblink: http://www.panap.net/sites/default/files/attachments/ourland_theirdevelopment_online_version.pdf
Category Type: Reports
Appears in Sub-Collections:Land grabbing


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