Saturday, January 6, 2007

Proposed Dankuni Township: Acquire 6000 acres Uproot 30,000

In Dankuni (near Kolkata, West Bengal) people start protest against proposed acquisition of 6000 acre of land. Local people have decided not to allow administrative staffs to serve the notice for land acquisition.

For a proposed township, West Bengal government has decided to acquire 6000 acre from 20 moujas and uproot 30,000 people in Dankuni. Gobra-Chakundi-Dankuni- Danbatipur -Begampur are all included in this proposed project.

We will focus on the struggle in Dankuni soon. Now, have a look what projectmonitot.com wrote:

Dankuni project in Kolkata

A Business Correspondent

Work on the Rs 15,000-crore Dankuni Township project in Hooghly district, West Bengal, will commence next year, after overcoming industrial and land acquisition. The project is to come up on 5,010 acres, 25 km from Kolkota. Since the floating of Expression of Interest by the state government last month, 16 construction and real estate giants from India and abroad, including the well-known Salem Group of Indonesia, have shown interest in the project, Urban Development Minister Ashok Bhattacharya said.
The selection process is likely to be completed within the next two months and the actual work on the project will begin next year in phases.
To overcome pollution problems in township, which is coming up in an industrial area, a buffer zone between the township and the existing industrial belt has been mooted. A green belt would also be built around the township.

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