Relief finally for the Nandigram dwellers. Buddhadeb has finally made a formal announcement that the Chemical plant project in Nandigram will be scrapped (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/India/Nandigram_SEZ_scrapped
But this victory did not come easily. Government was forced to withdraw from its mission due to pressure both internally & externally and also the mayhem created by the police firing. This is a major milestone and this decision could mean that various other SEZ proposals in the state would come under the radar. Though the Government in its statement informed that the project would be shifted elsewhere, I seriously doubt that it can run away from protests and controversies. At least this time, the Government must chalk out a formidable plan to make sure that fertile lands are not chosen for SEZ facilities and rehabilitation measures are finalized. Otherwise, we might witness yet another Nandigram.