Singur farmers want industries back in region to create jobs
Singur, May 4 (KNN) Years after their agitation led Tata to shift the Nano manufacturing plant out of West Bengal and they got their land back, farmers in Singur want industries back in the region as they complain that the plots they got back are no longer cultivable.
According to media reports, the farmers are facing lot of problems as the town does not have enough jobs for them.
The report quotes them as saying that they would readily give away their land for setting up of industries in Singur -- once known for multiple crop farming.
The farmers had got their land back after a long legal battle. However, it had either been converted to concrete or was covered with debris.
According to agricultural experts, to make it cultivable again with concrete pillars and cement slabs on the land, at least seven to eight inches of topsoil will have to be removed which is a very expensive procedure.
Without that, ‘it would take at least 10 more years for the land to be turn cultivable again’, farmers said.