What is Coke Justice?

Thousands of people in India are challenging Coca-Cola for creating water shortages and pollution around its bottling plants. The International Campaign to Hold Coca-Cola Accountable applies pressure on Coca-Cola to end its abusive practices in India. Access to water is a fundamental human right, and Coca-Cola is denying people their human right by mining water for profits. read more>>

April 18, 2013

PRESS: 15 Village Councils Reject Coca-Cola Expansion Plans in Mehdiganj

Fifteen village councils (panchayats) have called upon the government to reject Coca-Cola’s application for expansion because it would further worsen the water conditions in the area.  The fifteen village councils are located within a five kilometer radius of the Coca-Cola bottling plant and are affected by Coca-Cola’s bottling operations.

March 7, 2013

PRESS: Coca-Cola Expansion Plan Opposed in Mehdiganj, India

Coca-Cola India’s plans to expand its production capacity at its bottling plant in the village of Mehdiganj in the state of Uttar Pradesh have been opposed by local community members and allies. In a letter written to the government agencies responsible for granting the license, Lok Samiti and the India Resource Center have asked the authorities to reject Coca-Cola’s application for expansion and to shut down the current operations immediately to ease the water problems in the area.

February 18, 2013

Mehdiganj – The Issues

The Coca-Cola company has located one of its bottling plants in Mehdiganj, a rural and agrarian area located about 25 kms from the city of Varanasi, in east India. Coca-Cola’s bottling plant, which has been in operation since 1999, has severely damaged the groundwater resources in the area – both through over-exploitation as well as pollution of groundwater and the soil.


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