India's Tata Motors has begun removing equipment from its
"cheapest car" factory in eastern India, after no resolution in a
A Tata spokesman would not comment on Wednesday, but there are reports
that the equipment is being moved from the Singur plant in West Bengal state to
Tata's existing facility in the northern state of Uttarakhand.
The Tata plant was set to manufacture what is being called the world's cheapest
car -- the "Nano."
Work has been shut down for several weeks after deadly protests by the West
Bengal's opposition party, which says that local villagers were unfairly
compensated for their land, that was used to build the factory.
Efforts to resolve the standoff have failed, with protesters recently rejecting
a government offer to return 30 hectares of land.
Tata officials have said they are considering moving the plant out of West
Gautam Gupta has more on the story.