Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

We won't support this browser soon. For a better experience, we recommend using another browser. Learn More

Ad

Maruti’s new plant in Gujarat may be in trouble; farmers’ plans to send ‘stop work’ notice

June 04, 2013, 04:19 PM IST by Pratheek Kunder
Maruti’s new plant in Gujarat may be in trouble; farmers’ plans to send ‘stop work’ notice

Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming plant in Hansalpur, Gujarat is in trouble. The villagers of the area are planning to send ‘stop work’ notice to the company as they fear that the fertile land in the region will be lost to the plant and this in turn will affect their livelihood.  

The Mandal-Becharji belt in Mehsana district, where the Maruti plant is coming up, has been declared as special investment region (SIR). The main objective of the special investment region (SIR) is to attract global and domestic players to set up industry of international standard and provide substantial employment to local, skilled manpower. It somewhat similar to special economic zones (SEZ) but does not completely focuses on exports.

The SIR provides an option to construct residential units and logistics connectivity along with the industrial and commercial units. The villagers fear that the fertile land in the area will be acquired to build commercial and industrial units. Out of forty gram sabhas (village council), thirty-six passed the resolution on May 31 to oppose this development.

"Already a draft notice has been prepared and villagers are deliberating on the issue and taking legal counsel. Everyone thinks that the coming of the Maruti Suzuki plant at Hansalpur is the root cause of the special investment region (SIR) and are now opposed to having the plant in the region," said a villager in Hansalpur.

"We have already had multiple discussions with the collector of the region and have also sent letters to the company asking them to allow passage to our village. We have asked for land for roads and also some agricultural land has come inside the plot. However, we are yet to receive any feedback either from the government or the company, and if the construction work continues, then the entire purpose of the opposition might be lost," said Ajmalbhai Thakore, the village chief of Hansalpur.

  • FaceBook Logo
  • Twitter Logo
  • Email Logo
Show CommentsHide Comments
bell icon
Never miss an update
Receive latest updates from CarWale
Ad
  • Upcoming Cars

Tata Nexon EVTata Nexon EV

28th Jan 2020

15L - ₹ 17L
Mercedes-Benz GLE NewMercedes-Benz GLE New

29th Jan 2020

65L - ₹ 80L
Land Rover New Range Rover EvoqueLand Rover New Range Rover Evoque

30th Jan 2020

53L - ₹ 70L
Lexus LC 500hLexus LC 500h

31st Jan 2020

1.60Cr - ₹ 2Cr
Kia CarnivalKia Carnival

5th Feb 2020

25L - ₹ 27L
All Upcoming Cars
Buying a new Car?Ask the experts1800 2090 230(Toll free)

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in