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Tata Group has followed through on its threats to pull its planned production of the new Tata Nano car from West Bengal in the light on ongoing violent protests in the state.
Farmers who have been engaged in sometimes violent protest against the construction of the Tata Motors car plant in West Bengal have said that they are suspending their activities after the government promised to return some of the land that had been taken.
Tata Motors has responded to the ongoing violent protests around the site of its proposed new plant in West Bengal by reflecting that it may pull out from the state and relocate its new Nano car elsewhere.
Farmers and other campaigners are stepping up protests against a number of proposed factory developments across India, affecting companies such as Tata Motors, POSCO, and Vedanta Resources.
Campaigners have demonstrated against the offer by Tata Group to pay for, and clean up, toxic waste left by the 1984 gas leak disaster in Bhopal. The company was accused of seeking to let Union Carbide off the hook and pave the way for its new owner Dow Chemical to return to India.
Tata Steel has said that it will not deal in the future with companies that do not reach a minimum standard of corporate social responsibility.
A programme to involve business in alleviating poverty has been launched by the Prime Minister Jacques Sylla. The launch of the initiative, 'Growing Sustainable Business for Poverty Reduction', was organised by UNDP and brought together government, business and civil society.
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