NGT imposes ₹25 crore fine on bottlers of Coca-Cola, Pepsi in UP for illegal extraction of groundwater

The NGT ruled that the companies' bottling operations were in violation of environmental legislation as they operated without the requisite no objection certificate (NOC) to withdraw groundwater.
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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently ordered two bottling businesses in Uttar Pradesh responsible for the products of Coca Cola and PepsiCo, to pay a total of about ₹25 crores as environmental compensation for illegal extraction of groundwater [Sushil Bhatt vs Moon Beverages Ltd. & Ors.]

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