Order of the Madras High Court regarding soft drink companies using Tamirabarani River water, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, 21/11/2016

Order of the Madras High Court in the matter of Dr. D. A. Prabakar Vs State of Tamil Nadu & Others dated 21/11/2016 regarding Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola in the SIPCOT Industrial Growth Centre, Gangaikondan Village, Maanur Taluk, Tirunelveli District using water from Tamirabarani River for the purpose of manufacturing soft drinks and mineral waters.

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu to stop supply of water to Pepsi and Coca Cola from Tamirabarani River for a period of eight weeks in the interest of general public reeling from shortage of water in the Districts of Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi.