Projects in Limbo: Singur to Salboni
Now Sajjan Jindal is facing the heat
Since she took over as the chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has been giving a tough time to the industrialists who were allotted land by the erstwhile Left Front government for their ‘dream’ projects. The passing of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act in June has triggered the alarm for industrialists. While the Tatas are battling it out in at the Calcutta High Court, Jindal Steel Works (JSW) is frantically trying to save its greenfield project in Salboni.
Ms Banerjee has hauled up JSW twice, seeking an explanation on the delay in the construction of the 10-million tonnes (MT) plant. Company chief Sajjan Jindal is desperately trying to meet her, but the chief minister has already made her disapproval clear about companies who “are sitting on the land but doing nothing.” JSW, however, claims to be working on the township near the project, but the work hasn’t progressed much since it signed an agreement with the Left Front government in 2007 to set up a steel...
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