The Madras High Court on Thursday lifted a ban on Coca Cola and Pepsi from using River Tamirparani’s water in Tamil Nadu. The cola giants were stopped from using the river water after protests, four months ago.
The argument against the companies were that thousands of farmers are suffering because the river water is being used for commercial gain. The companies, however, said that the water used in manufacturing cola was the surplus.
Many retail traders batting for local beverage brands have stopped selling Coke and Pepsi since Wednesday, citing health concerns, NDTV reported.