Coca-Cola asked the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand to clear its stand on common effluent treatment plant and other issues
Dehradun: Coca-Cola India will set up a bottling plant in Sitarganj on 70 acres of land to be provided by the Uttarakhand government, an official said on Sunday. The firm had to cancel its plan to set up a unit at Chharba village in the state on environmental grounds.
The firm recently asked the State Industrial Development Corp. of Uttarakhand Ltd (SIDCUL) to clear its stand on water, common effluent treatment plant (CETP) and other issues on the 1,700 acre Sitarganj industrial estate.
“We have cleared their doubts and sent them detailed responses in this regard,” managing director of SIDCUL R. Rajesh Kumar said.
Earlier, he had said Coca-Cola was in the final phase of setting up its bottling plant in Sitarganj and land will be allotted to it.
“Coca-Cola will set up the plant with the total investment ofRs.400-500 crore and has submitted an earnest money deposit of Rs.1.26 crore,” Kumar said.
According to Kumar, Coca-Cola officials have completed field inspections and have hired a company as consultant on environmental issues. Two-three years ago, Chharba village residents had opposed the Coca-Cola plant on environmental grounds.