CPI urges Kerala Govt to take steps on Coke plant
Thiruvananthapuram: CPI has appealed to the
Kerala Government to take steps on a committee`s suggestion to
realise a compensation of Rs 216.26 crore from Hindustan Coca
Cola Beverages Ltd for damages allegedly caused by its plant
in Palakkad district.
In a statement, CPI Central Secretariat urged the
government to take legal and administrative steps to carry out
the recommendations of the High Power Committee set in April
Since the committee had made the recommendation on the
basis of the "polluter pays" principle, the government should
act on it, the statement said.
CPI is a key partner in the LDF government led by the
CPI-M in Kerala.
The multi-member High Power Committee, headed by a senior
bureaucrat, in its report submitted last month quantified the
multi-sectoral losses caused by the plant and recommended it
should be realised from the soft-drink giant.
The Coca Cola plant in Kerala has been dysfunctional in
the last few days following prolonged agitation launched by
resistance groups and face legal hurdles in the way of its
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