To augment its production, one of the leading giants of the beverages business, Coco Cola is gearing up to open its new bottling plant Sitarganj in Uttarakhand. This mammoth unit will be spread across 70 acres of land which will be provided by the Government of Uttrakhand. The recent development came right after the company dropped its idea of opening the unit in Chhabra village due to the environment concerns.
The company recently has asked the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIDCUL) to clear its stand on water, Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) and other issues in the 1,700-acre Sitarganj industrial estate.
As per the Rajesh Kumar, MD, SIDCULR the government has cleared company’s doubts and sent them detailed responses in this regard. Earlier, he had said that 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 of Rs 400-500 crore and has submitted an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 1.26 crore. Company officials have completed field inspections and have hired a company as consultant on environmental issues, Kumar added further.