TN traders to boycott Pepsi, Coca-Cola from March

During the recent protest by students demanding conduct of jallikattu, the youngsters had sought a ban on these soft drinks since they draw our groundwater and take the profits outside the country.

TN traders to boycott Pepsi, Coca-Cola from March

From March 1, popular soft drinks and mineral water brands of multinational companies like Pepsi and Coca-Cola might be hard to find in Tamil Nadu as traders of the state have decided to encourage Indian brands instead.

Tamil Nadu Vanigar Sangangalin Peramaipu president AM Vikramaraja said the whole of February would be spent on educating traders and consumers about the evils of these foreign brands.


“They cause more harm than good to the body. Only recently, one of the brands had admitted to the fact that it was not suitable for children and that it contained certain harmful chemicals,” he told The Hindu.

“During the recent protest by students demanding conduct of jallikattu, the youngsters had sought a ban on these soft drinks since they draw our groundwater and take the profits outside the country. Encouraged by that, we are taking this campaign forward,” he said.

Vikramaraja also said the Peramaipu would also ask restaurants and hotels, too, to not sell these brands.