Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022

May 18, 2006 - October 3, 2008

A chronology of events from the time the Nano project was announced to the formal pull-out from Singur

May 18, 2006: Tatas select West Bengal for the Rs 1-lakh small car plant. Ratan Tata says: "We have scanned the country, looked at various locations, and have decided to locate this rather revolutionary plant that will give India a true people's car in West Bengal."

Sep 25, 2006: Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee decides to sit on dharna outside BDO's office at Singur to protest land acquisition drive. Also calls for rail and road blockade.

Oct 9, 2006: Trinamool calls 12-hour state-wide bandh.

Dec 2, 2006: Violence mars Singur, five get hurt in rubber-bullet firing.

Dec 4, 2006: Attack on Tata Motors showroom in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee on hunger-strike, spurns Chief Minister's talks offer on Singur issue.

Dec 18, 2006: Trinamool issues 48-hour Bangla bandh after school girl Tapasi Malik's alleged rape and murder inside Singur project's fenced-off area.

Dec 28, 2006: Mamata Banerjee calls off indefinite hunger-strike after 25 days following appeals from PM and President.

Jan 14, 2007: Land puja offered at car project site.

Feb 5, 2007: Police-mob clash at Singur.

Mar 9, 2007: State government signs a 90-year agreement with Tata Motors for 'Nano' plant.

Mar 11, 2007: A farmer Haradhan Bag commits suicide at Singur.

Mar 16, 2007: Mob attacks Tata Motors' factory fencing at Singur.

Mar 18, 2007: Explosion Tata Motors' factory damages fencing.

Mar 25, 2007: Five guards at project site injured during clash with protesters.

May 24, 2007: Peace talks between state govt and Trinamool fail.

May 25, 2007: Singur farmer Prasanta Das commits suicide.

Jun 4, 2007: Jyoti Basu echoes Mamata Banerjee's demand that 600 acres is required for the Singur project.

Jun 14, 2007: State govt rules returning Singur project land to farmers.

Sept 18, 2007: Tatas appoint first batch of 17 Singur youth after training.

Nov 12, 2007: Central forces deployed at Singur after fresh protests.

Jan 16, 2008: Tatas give jobs to 80 displaced farmers.

Jan 18, 2008: Calcutta High Court orders Singur land acquisition legal.

Feb 15, 2008: Tatas announce Nano roll-out by Oct.

May 13, 2008: Supreme Court refuses to block Nano roll-out from Singur.

May 21, 2008: Trinamool wins majority of seats in Singur self-governance institutions.

Jun 27: Singur protesters break factory gate.

Aug 7, 2008: Mamata Banerjee willing to talk to Tatas.

Sep 7, 2008: Raj Bhavan agreement signed in presence of Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee and Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi to remove Singue impasse.

Sep 9, 2008: Special land search committee formed at the end of the meeting with members from Trinamool Congress and WBIDC.

Sep 12, 2008: CM-Mamata meeting at instance of Buddhadev Bhattacharjee in view of continuing deadlock at Singur.

Sep 13, 2008: State government annouonces rehabilitation package for the Singur farmers.

Sep 15, 2008: Left Front meeting on Singur calls for an end to deadlock.

Sept 16, 2008: Mamata Banerjee holds counter rally at Singur demanding implementation of the agreement.

Sep 24, 2008: Attack on security guards at Singur factory.

Sep 24, 2008: Government hopes for a settlement of the Singur crisis.

Sep 30, 2008: All-party meeting at Singur called by Chief Minister at Writers' Buildings, boycotted by Trinamool Congress and some of its allies.

Oct 1, 2008: CM says Ratan tata to arrive to discuss Singur issue.

Oct 3, 2008: Ratan Tata formally announces pull-out from Singur