Goldman Prize: Indian Ramesh Agrawal Wins Top Environment Award

An Indian who helped villagers fight a large coal mine is among six environmental activists from around the world who have won the Goldman Prize.

Ramesh Agrawal organised villagers in the central state of Chhattisgarh and succeeded in shutting down one of the largest planned coal mines in the area.

The other winners of this year's award are from Peru, Russia, South Africa, Indonesia and the US.

The winners of the prestigious prize will each receive $175,000 (£103,925).

(BBC)

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