Coca-Cola India expects to almost double the amount of savings made from its energy and conservation programmes this year.

According to reports by Asian press, Coca-Cola India has said that its water and energy conservation programmes will create savings of approximately Rs40m (US$851,063) compared to Rs25m saved in 2000.

Over a period of seven years the cola giant claims to have brought water consumption levels per bottle wash down from 10.5 litres (1994) to 5.2 litres (per litre of soft drink) this year.

The report also claims that in a bid to achieve world-class efficiency standards in resource management Coca-Cola India has invested over US$21m within the last three years.