This paper builds upon interviews with over 60 residents and activists of Mehdiganj, Uttar Pradesh, Kala Dera, Rajasthan, and Plachimada, Kerala in the spring of 2008.
Ibid., 220. A few states had instituted water policies of their own prior to this National Water Policy, for example, Uttar Pradesh in 1999.
The Easement Act of 1882 as discussed in (TERI), "Independent Third Party Assessment of Coca-Cola Facilities in India," 90. For all the water it withdrew in Mehdiganj during 2005-2006, the plant paid a water cess of just Rs. 31,573.00 or $717.57, with an average exchange rate of around Rs. 44.00/1 dollar in 2005-2006. Ibid., 223.