When we talk about soft drinks Coca-Cola is one of the most famous names where the company claims to use the highest ethical standards for production. But its activities related to production shows different side of the story which can impose threat to many human lives in area near the land where production takes place like dehydrating villages by getting all water supplies in their production plants by drying up the agricultural lands.
The Company claims that it nears requires 3 litres of water to produce 1 litre of Coca-Cola so its quite understood that they won’t have business without water so they are completely dependent on water supplies.
In Mehdiganj, Uttar Pradesh, where the locals are dependent on ground water to satisfy most of their needs. But after Coca-Cola production plants were set up there most of the wells in the town completely dried up.
As result the villagers had to walk long distances for getting fresh water and as the water level dropped down, crop yields also dropped down. That had made the situation even worst for the villagers and becomes a big threat to the lives of the villagers.
After 11 years of campaigning done by the villagers who were suffering with the water crisis finally the government had shut down Coca-Cola bottling plan in 2013.
there are many other states like Kerela, Rajasthan and many small towns where Coca-Cola bottling plants have been shutdown as they imposed threat to human life by dehydrating them.
Not just in India, but Coca-Cola has violated many environmental and human rights laws across the world.