The land acquisition controversy in Singur by the Tata Motors began way back in 2006. The said acquisition was for setting up a manufacturing unit for Tata’s Nano car. The acquisition aggravated the peasants and the landowners of the said area. They claimed that the employment opportunities projected by the industry were not in par with the benefits that their land provided to them. It was a clear indication that the farmers and the localities were against the land acquisition. However subsequent to these rampant protests Tata Motors scraped the Singur project and shifted the plant to Sanand in Gujarat in 2008.