Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Press Invite - Press Conference & Book Release on, "How Harsh Is Your Soft Drink ?"

Press invite


New Delhi

June 2, 2010

Chief Editor/Bureau Chief


New Delhi


          Hazards Centre invites you to a press conference and book release on, “How Harsh Is Your Soft Drink ?” which will be held on 4th June, 2010 at 2pm in Gandhi Peace Foundation, ITO, New Delhi. This book is based on the study of environmental quality in five different areas surrounding the soft drink manufacturing plants.


The study has evaluated the heavy metal content in water and soil of the neighboring areas of soft drink manufacturing plants and even in solid waste or effluents coming out of these plants. The five different areas included in this study are:


1.    Pepsi plant in Panipat, Haryana,

2.    Pepsi plant in Chopanki, Rajasthan,

3.    Coca cola plant in Kaladera, Rajasthan,

4.    Coca cola plant in Mehdiganj, Utttar Pradesh &

5.    Coca cola plant in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.


The study has found out in most of the areas environment quality is deteriorating due to the presence of heavy metal in both soil and water which is thereby creating various problems in the neighborhood of these plants.


Place: Gandhi Peace Foundation, 221 / 223, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, ITO, New Delhi –110003

Time: 2pm to 5pm


Key persons in panel:

Smt. Vandana Shiva, NAVDANYA, New Delhi

Rameshwar Prasad, Kaladera

Ravi Chopra, PSI, Dehradoon

Rajesh Yagnik, Bandhua Mukti Morcha, Chopanki

Nandlal and Suresh, Lok Samiti, Mehdiganj

Sarafat Bhai, Azadi Bachao Andolan, Ghaziabad

Banwari Lal Sharma, Azadi Bachao Andolan, Panipat

Dunu Roy, Director, Hazards Centre.


Hazards Centre is a professional support group which has been assisting community groups in identifying, understanding, and combating the “hazards” that beset them. The Centre is largely not pro-active, but responds to requests. At times, where several communities are affected by the same set of factors, the Centre may also undertake to do research on a common theme in order to disseminate the findings to a larger range of social groups.


We, the team of Hazards Centre cordially invite you to be a part of this press conference and in sharing this report.


Thanking you.

Mukesh Chourase

Mob. No. 9911626739

Hazards Centre
92-H, Third floor, Pratap Market,
Munirka, New Delhi -110067
Postman Beat Code - 06
Ph: 011-26714244, 26187806


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