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Coca-Cola bottling plant in troubled waters again

The plant that is at the centre of the latest controversy is operated by the cola major's bottling subsidiary Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages

Arnab Dutta & Viveat Susan Pinto  |  New Delhi/Mumbai 

Beverages major Coca-Cola is again in troubled waters. While it has for quite a while faced questions on over-usage of groundwater in its bottling plants, there is now a First Information Report (FIR) registered by the police in Kerala against company officials, on charge of exploiting and polluting groundwater sources.

According to a PTI report, one of the charges, and against top officials, including its India head, is for causing distress to the Scheduled Caste community in the Plachimada region. The plant that is the centre of the latest controversy is operated by the cola major’s ...

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First Published: Tue, June 14 2016. 00:18 IST
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