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Indian activist Ramesh Agrawal wins Goldman Environment Prize

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 1:32pm IST | Agency: ANI

Ramesh Agrawal has been awarded the Goldman Environment Prize.

The Indian environmental activists has won the prize for organizing villagers in the central state of Chhattisgarh and succeeding in shutting down one of the largest planned coal mines in the area, the BBC reported.

The San Francisco-based Goldman Environmental Foundation issued a statement highlighting his exemplary work and acknowledged that his work has earned him powerful enemies.

Agrawal is among six other environmental activists who have won this year's award and each will receive 175,000 dollars.

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