Singur: Initiating the process of formal handover of land to unwilling farmers in Singur, Mamata government on Sunday issued a notice inviting applications for alternative plots of land. Hooghly DM Sripriya Rangarajan issued the notice for the same.

According to the notice, invitations have been invited from all those unwilling land-owners, whose names figured in the schedule prepared by the government in accordance with the Singur Land and Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011. The farmers can apply for alternative plots of equal quantum owned by them inside the project area.

The notice points towards section 150 of the Land Compensation Act according to which all those farmers who do not want any compensation in return for their lands will be allotted alternative plots.

Forms are being distributed at the Singur BDO office by employees of the Block Land Registration Office, the DM said.

“All the applicants have to submit their documents within 30 days of time”, he added.

Maoists warn Tatas

Maoists in the state have warned Tata management to take back the petition filed in Calcutta High Court against West Bengal government in the Singur row.

They also threatened that if Tatas' don't agree to their demands, blockade will be made at all their plants including Jamshedpur Steel Plant.

The threat was given by Communist Party of India (Maoists) member and spokesperson Vikram through a press release. “If the Tatas will try to grab the farmers land then they will be given a fitting reply”, he said.

Demanding that all be treated equally, he also said that they were against division of land-owners into 'unwilling' and 'willing' farmers.

(JPN/ Bureau)