Its breaking news on the business front that the Nano plant from singur will get shifted to Dharwad.
Tata Motors MD Ravi Kant met the Karnataka CM today and Tata Motors have confirmed that they are looking for alternatives to Singur to shift their Nano project.
The Karnataka Government has offered 1000 acres for the Nano car project and all “incentives and support. Tata Motors already has a manufacturing unit in Dharwad where it makes the low-floor Marco Polo buses.
Why Dharwad again? Belgaum has been a hub for automobile ancillary industry for years now and for a low cost car like Nano, integration of resources will reduce the cost. The Karnataka govt. should have thought of Belgaum and asked the Tata’s to come to Belgaum, by which there would be some industrial development and the ancillaries would have had a good time.
I think its sheer lack of interest of the local politician (or clash of interests) and the state level as well that Belgaum is always neglected.
Anyways, Nano could be made closer to us, which is also a good thought.