Shimla: Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, acknowledging the contribution made by noted environmentalist Kinkri Devi, directed the district administration to render all assistance to her family in Sangrah village of Sirmaur district, now that she was no more.
Kinkri Devi, an illiterate village women, had waged an relentless struggle against the mining community that had played havoc with the environment around the Sirmaur district. For her fight to protect the environment she was given national and international recognition.
The chief minister said that the environmental awakening ignited by Kinkri Devi would be carried forward and people from all walks of life would be roped in to protect the states precious ecology.
The awareness about environmental degradation she created resulted in stopping unscientific exploitation of minerals. The government would be taking effective steps and would requisition the services of the top environmentalists for checking anti environmental activities, said Dhumal.