Deal #625

Location #1

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Coordinates
Location
West Bengal, Singur

Latitude
22.811472472809285
Longitude
88.22896957397461
Target country
India
Comment on location
West Bengal, Singur Coordinates: 22.811472472809285, 88.22896957397461

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2006] 405

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Industry
Comment on intention of investment
car production

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2006] Concluded (Oral Agreement)

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2007] Startup phase (no production)
[2008] Project abandoned
Comment on implementation status
due to peasants' resistance, the company in 2008 scrapped the project and shifted to another area (see project in #626). However, it continues to lease the land and in 2013 expressed intention to return to the area

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
1000
Comment on jobs created (total)
majority of jobs were planned for outsiders

Number of domestic jobs created

Planned number of jobs (domestic)
10000

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Devparna Roy, "Gujarat’s Gain and Bengal’s Loss?'Development,’ Land Acquisition in India and the Tata Nano Project: A Comparison of Singur with Sanand"

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-08-06

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-04-02

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-11-12

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)
Community

Former land use

Former land use
Smallholder agriculture

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