Published On : Thu, Mar 2nd, 2017

Coca Cola, Pepsi can use water from Tamiraparani River In TN: HC

Chennai: In a major relief for multinational beverage companies Coca Cola and Pepsi, the Madras High Court on Thursday said the two soft drinks majors can draw water from Tamil Nadu’s Thamirabarani river for producing soft drinks or packaged drinking water.

The petitioner DA Prabakar, in his plea, said the Thamirabarani River supports the drinking water projects and irrigation schemes of the two districts – Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi. He accused the cola companies of drawing too much water from the rivers, which they said has impacted farming in the state.