Soft-drinks giant Coca-Cola says it is unfortunate it has been banned from using ground water for one of its bottling plants in southern India.
Coca-Cola has suffered protests in India in recent months
The Kerala state government says the four-month ban is necessary because of a severe drought in the area.
The decision follows a petition by locals, who have complained that the Coca-Cola plant is depleting ground water and emitting toxic sludge.
The company strongly denied the charge.
The state's high court is to rule soon.