Medha Patkar

Guest Writer
Medha Patkar

Medha is an environmental advocate and a human rights worker. She is founder of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, a movement to save the river Narmada in India. For decades, she has been working on defending the political and economical rights of tribal communities in Western India. She has also helped establish a network of activists across the country – the National Alliance of People’s Movements. In 1992, she was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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