Kinkri Devi: The Himachali Environmentalist Green Concerns To Be Taken Forward – Dhumal

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.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

3 Comments

  • Thax to Dhumal Sahib for rendering prompt support to Kinkri devi’ s family. Kinkri devi pioneered environment concervation movement in the state.She fought lone battle aganist mine mafia in sirmaur district. It is really very sorry state of affair that an old international environmentalist of her strature was not treated properly and health facilities were not given to her. Hope we will be able to continue her fight aganist the Land and mine mafia in disttrict as well in the state.

  • Thax to Dhumal Sahib for rendering prompt support to Kinkri devi’ s family. Kinkri devi pioneered environment concervation movement in the state.She fought lone battle aganist mine mafia in district district. It is shame ful that environmentalist of her strature was not given health facilities. Hope we will be able to continue her fight aganist the Land and mine mafia in disttrict as well in the state.

  • Such a support is necessary for motivating more people towards social causes.
    State must also honour “the Great Khali” of WWE fame. Certainly he doe not require money now. The neglected sirmauri was identified by Punjab police a decade ago. Perhaps, he could not get any appreciation from the state government till date due to the fact that he does not belong to some favoured region. Unfortunately he belongs to a region where running after buses for tourist’s baggages still matters most in a state carved out by their own fellow.

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