The Tata Nano car plant was supposed to be operated at the Singur plant in West Bengal; however, it had to be moved to Gujarat post protests from farmers in the region. Senior West Bengal minister Partha Chattopadhyay said Tata Motors was allotted land at Singur even though the company had sought land in Kharagpur.
Partha Chattopadhyay said that his government wanted the Nano to be rolled out from West Bengal, but wanted it come up on a land earmarked for industry and not on multi-crop agricultural land. He said, when he became the minister, he found out through official files that Tata Motors had desired land at Kharagpur and not Singur for the Nano project.
On August 2016, the Supreme Court had struck down the land allotment at Singur and asked for the land to be returned to the cultivators. With intense and often violent protests at the Singur plant which demanded the return of 400 acres of land to the farmers. Tata Motors announced on October 3, 2016, that it will move the project to Sanand plant in Gujarat.