STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Govt Vows to Study Impact of Proposed Coca-Cola Plant

Minister promises action if the unit was found to be adversely affecting environment

Published: 31st March 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2015 03:22 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: State Environment Minister Thoppu Venkatachalam on Monday gave an assurance in the State Assembly that the government would study the environmental impact of the proposed Coca-Cola plant in Perundurai in Erode district and take necessary action if it was found to be adversely affecting the environment.

Venkatachalam said the  plant had not obtained clearance from the Union Ministry of Environmental till date.

The Minister was responding to CPM member Balakrishnan who said the proposed plant would draw about 30 lakh litres of groundwater per day which would affect irrigation and the environment.

Fisheries Minister A Jayapaul also gave a similar assurance on setting up shrimp farms which are alleged to also pollute the environment. Jayapaul said action would be taken on shrimp farmers in Ramanathapuram.  Balakrishnan asked the government to condemn the the Centre cutting the allocation of kerosene, blackgram and dhal for Tamil Nadu.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp