In Sanand, farmers are silent but happy spectators to their own transformation.
Out of nowhere, this village 35 km from Ahmedabad is emerging as India's latest Motown after Pune, Gurgaon and Chennai.
The Tata Motors factory, Sanand's claim to fame, can produce 250,000 Nanos in a day.
Maruti Udyog, Ford and Hero Honda have indicated that they could set up shop here.
Real-estate developers like DLF and Parsvnath want to build residential complexes here.
Text: Arghya Ganguly, Business Standard
Image: A signboard that directs visitors to the Nano plant.
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