Jaipur District

Coca Cola in Kaladera_Information
(not verified) posted 1 month 1 week ago

Hello, 

I am a postgraduate student at the University of Leeds (UK) and I am writing a paper about the impact of water shortage on the livelihood of the community of Kaladera after the opening of the Coca-Cola plant. 

I would like to know if you have any document relating to the topic that could be shared for my purpose. 

Thank you in advance for your feedback. 

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