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Major Rally Against Coca-Cola in India: Communities Oppose Proposed Coca-Cola Bottling Plant

Author: India Resource Center, Published on: 10 August 2005

...over 1,500 people rallied against a proposed Coca-Cola bottling plant [proposal by South India Bottling Company Private Limited, a Coca-Cola franchisee] in Gangaikondan village in Tirunelveli district in southern India on August 9, 2005...Water scarcity is a common problem in the region, and a broad based movement has emerged to stop the Coca-Cola plant from coming up - insisting that a bottling plant will further exacerbate water scarcity in the area.

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Related companies: Coca-Cola