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‘I decided that I would dedicate my life to helping the tribals of Hasdeo fight to protect their land.’: Goldman Prize winner, Alok Shukla
Jun 11, 2024
Alok Shukla, defender of the Hasdeo forests and its people, receives the prestigious Goldman Award, May 2024.

In May 2024, Indian campaigner Alok Shukla was awarded the prestigious Goldman Prize for his work in helping to protect India's Hasdeo forests and the tribal people who depend on them. The Adani Group operates a coal mine in the forests and is attempting to develop more, despite the opposition of people who depend on the forests for their livelihoods and way of life.

Abir Dasgupta interviews him for AdaniWatch here:

The Bob Brown Foundation is particularly pleased to congratulate Alok Shukla for this well-deserved recognition, given that Bob Brown was among the inaugural group of Goldman Prize winners in 1990. The Bob Brown Foundation also congratulates Murrawah Johnson for her 2024 award of a Goldman Prize in standing up to coal projects in Queensland, including Adani's Carmichael mine.

Alok Shukla receives applause at the presentation of his Goldman Prize in the USA in May 2024.

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