THE SINGUR TIMELINE
May 2006: Tata Motors announces Nano car plant at Singur in West Bengal.
July 2006: Mamata Banerjee opposes the plant on fertile land. December 2006: Protests against the acquisition begins.
December 2006: Mamata Banerjee holds 26-day hunger strike against the land acquisition January 21, 2007: Tata Motors starts construction of Nano car plant in West Bengal.
January 18, 2008: Calcutta
High Court upholds Singur land acquisition, following which farmers and NGO moved the Supreme Court challenging the HC order.
August 24, 2008: Mamata Banerjee starts indefinite dharna at Singur outside the car plant. September 2, 2008: Tata Motors suspends work on Nano Plant at Singur.
September 3, 2008: Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi plays mediator; CPI(M)-led Left Front government and Trinamool agree to hold discussions.
September 5, 2008: West Bengal government and Trinamool start negotiations. Sept 7, 2008: Talks break down. October 3, 2008: Tata Motors decides to move out of Singur. Read: We cannot run a plant with police protection, says Tata October 7, 2008: Tata Motors announces new Nano Plant at Sanand in Gujarat.
May 20, 2011: Mamata Banerjee sworn in as Chief Minister of West Bengal, announces first Cabinet decision to return 400 acres of land to unwilling Singur farmers. June 14, 2011: Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill, 2011 passed in West Bengal Assembly.
June 22, 2011: Tata Motors moves Calcutta High Court challenging the Bill.
September 28, 2011: Calcutta High Court single bench upholds the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011.
June 22, 2012: A division bench of Calcutta High Court strikes down the Bill on an appeal by Tata Motors.
August 31, 2016: Supreme Court sets aside January 18, 2008 order of Calcutta High Court, allows appeals filed by some farmers and NGOs.