24 January, 2007
The number of people working on various unskilled jobs has already increased to about 250, on a daily basis, within three days of the civil construction beginning on January 21. The work at present comprises constructing the boundary wall for the plant, preliminary preparations for roads inside the site, demarcating locations for various plant facilities, and unloading of construction material.
Announcing the construction of the plant on January 21, the company had said that its contractors and sub-contractors will deploy appropriate and necessary people from the Singur area on various unskilled jobs and also skilled assignments, like masons, fitters etc, as per the projectâ€™s needs. The response of the last three days is indicative of the benefits of the project, as also its acceptance in the community.
Meanwhile, the second team of Panchayat leaders will visit Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur plant and operations in the first week of February. The first team of Panchayat leaders had visited Jamshedpur on January 17. They have immensely appreciated the companyâ€™s operations and community development initiatives, and have extended whole-hearted support for the project in Singur.