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Niyamgiri activist gets world’s biggest green prize

Exclusive interview with Prafulla Samantara, a key leader in the long struggle against bauxite mining in a forest safeguarded by indigenous people for centuries

The battle for the Niyamgiri hills in Odisha pitted the indigenous Dongria Kondh tribe against a multinational seeking to mine aluminium ore. It was a battle waged through rallies and marches in one of the deepest forests of eastern India…Read More