Top environmental activist Prafulla Samantara selected for Goldman Environmental Prize from Asia region

Top environmental activist Prafulla Samantara of Odisha has been selected for Goldman Environmental Prize 2017 (also called as Green Nobel) from Asia region for championing the cause of State’s Dongria Kondh tribals and safeguarding their land and culture.

The prize was announced in San Francisco, USA. Samantara is the sixth Indian to win the prize, had led a historic legal battle that protected the Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha. The prize includes a no-strings-attached award of 1 lakh 75 thousand US dollar per recipient. Till date, Indians who received the award are Medha Patkar, M C Mehta, Ramesh Agarwal and the duo Rashida Bi and Champa Devi Shukla.

    Important Takeaways from above News for SBI PO Exam-
    • Prafulla Samantara is selected for Goldman Environmental Prize 2017 from Asia region
    • Goldman Environmental Prize 2017 is also called as Green Nobel
    • Prafulla Samantara is the top environmental activist of Odisha

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