The residents of Delhi have hoped with all their hearts that the central excuse for making their lives miserable for the past 3 years or so, fail. They know the deals and the pillage that have gone on in the name of the Games.
In 2003 the Coca Cola soft-drinks were found to contain high levels of pesticide residues, in India. This was confirmed further in 2006 by the PML of the Centre for Science and Environment, the same agency which picked up Hasnain's glacier claims in 1999 in their otherwise quite-decent environmental magazine, Down to Earth
. Coca Cola responded by hiring celebrities like Aamir Khan and others to proclaim to the public that their products manufactured in India are "safe". Contradictorily, Coca-Cola justified its operations by insisting it cannot do any better if the very groundwater was filled with pesticides from agricultural run-off, owing to slack environmental enforcement.
The company also employed a 'third-party' to perform an 'assessment' of its product quality - the Meridien Institute. This institute subcontracted the pesticide assessment to an "well-respected" and "dynamic flexible research organization".
This organization then declared Coca Cola drinks to be "free from pesticides" at all stages of manufacturing.
The name of this organization - "The Energy and Resources Institute".
Apologies for this mind-numbing trivia.