Sales of non-carbonated cold drinks, such as sherbats, lassi and fruit beverages, have shot up in the city over the past five days at the cost of carbonated colas.
Cold-drink shop owners in the city said, following the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) report on traces of pesticides in colas, a large number of consumers have shifted to non-carbonated drinks.
Officials at SGAB, franchisee of Parle Agro in Gujarat, said the quantum of sales of non-carbonated drinks have risen following the report. They, however, added that it was too early to gauge the exact rise.
Sistema, the lone bidder for the 800-MHz band, to pay Rs 5,623.5 crore for 11 circles
Since June 2011, it has been made mandatory for companies to obtain 'NOC' from the state governments where they want to conduct field tests