Tata Motors Ordered to Return Factory Land to Farmers

  • Proper procedure was not followed in land acquisition
  • Tata had retained the land even after relocating plant

Cattle graze on fields next to the boundary wall of the Tata Nano plant in Singur, India, on Aug. 27, 2008.

Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

India’s top court has ordered Tata Motors Ltd., the owner of Jaguar Land Rover, to return to farmers land leased for a factory to manufacture the Nano, at the time the world’s cheapest car.

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