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Agri minister protests Tata land move

Shishir Prashant / Business Standard / Dehra Dun September 29, 2008, 0:08 IST

The Uttarakhand government’s move to allot 50 acres of agriculture land to Tata Motors for housing purposes has hit a rough patch with Agriculture Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressing opposition to the use of farm land for industrial or any other use.

“The agriculture land should be used only for agriculture purposes,” said Rawat expressing his strong opposition. Rawat said that a big chunk of land has fallen into the hands of land mafia in the state. [more]