India: High court stops water from river in Tamil Nadu being diverted to Coca-Cola & PepsiCo due to water shortages
On November 21 2016, Indian High Court passed an order that water from the river Tamirabarani in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu to stop water being diverted to Coca-Cola and Pepsi producing plants in Gangaikondan due to the severe water shortages in the area. The court order came as the result of a public interest litigation filed by FEDCOT, a statewide consumer organization. Since then, several campaigns have been launched against Coca-Cola and PepsiCo for their mismanagement of groundwater resources, including a boycott of their products in hotels in Tamil Nadu.
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