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Political Ecology of the soft drink and bottled water business in India; a case study of Plachimada

Sitisarn, Savarin LU (2012) HEKM10 20121
Human Ecology
Abstract
The bottling plant of The Coca-Cola Company caused environmental problems: water shortage and water contamination. The villagers of Plachimada did not have sufficient water supplies for daily use; furthermore, clean water was contaminated and high levels of calcium and magnesium were detected. The villagers in Plachimada started the movements against The Coca-Cola Company and they still demand compensation; however, it has taken them more than ten years to fight for their water and livelihood. To investigate what caused Plachimada’s movements and environmental degradations in Plachimada, I look through different conceptualizations of water: local and global perceptions, political ecology and commodification of water.
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author
Sitisarn, Savarin LU
supervisor
organization
course
HEKM10 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
India, Plachimada, political ecology, commodification of water
language
English
id
3044987
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2012-09-25 11:20:07
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2012-09-25 11:20:07
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  abstract     = {The bottling plant of The Coca-Cola Company caused environmental problems: water shortage and water contamination. The villagers of Plachimada did not have sufficient water supplies for daily use; furthermore, clean water was contaminated and high levels of calcium and magnesium were detected. The villagers in Plachimada started the movements against The Coca-Cola Company and they still demand compensation; however, it has taken them more than ten years to fight for their water and livelihood. To investigate what caused Plachimada’s movements and environmental degradations in Plachimada, I look through different conceptualizations of water: local and global perceptions, political ecology and commodification of water.},
  author       = {Sitisarn, Savarin},
  keyword      = {India,Plachimada,political ecology,commodification of water},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Political Ecology of the soft drink and bottled water business in India; a case study of Plachimada},
  year         = {2012},
}