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Friday, May 6, 2005

A village council in Kerala in India has lost its legal battle against the corporate giant Coca Cola Company.

The struggle by the villagers against the exploitation and pollution of water of Coca Cola Company at Plachimada completed three years on 22 April 2005.

In addition to depleting the water resource in the otherwise drought prone village, the company also dumped its waste sludge in the fields and banks of the irrigation canals, heralding it as free fertilizer. Aside from stinking so badly it made old folk and children sick, people coming in contact with it got rashes and kindred infections and the crops which it was supposed to nourish died.


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