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Published on India Resource Center, as Press Release, August 14, 2008.
The India Resource Center can confirm that the Coca-Cola company has shut down another bottling plant in India – in Sinhachawar in Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh.
A community-led campaign had demanded the closure of the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Sinhachawar because of indiscriminate pollution by the bottling plant as well as illegal occupation of land …
… The bottling plant in Sinhachawar was a Coca-Cola franchisee owned unit operated by the Brindavan Bottlers Limited, which is owned by India’s largest bottler of Coca-Cola, the Ladhani Group of Companies.
In a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated October 27, 2007, Brindavan Bottlers informed the Board about the closure of the plant due to “huge” and “unbearable” financial losses …
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