India’s toxic air pollution attacks wombs and cradles to kill 12 kids every hour. Our polluted air is stifling our young kids and babies.
And, it is deeply disturbing that we are still not taking any actions to save our kids from their toxic childhood. You may choose to be in a state of denial about the linkage between air pollution and health issues.
But, one woman who is standing for these kids and their clean future is Meena Menon!
She wants our country to learn an important lesson so that our children and grandchildren don’t have to pay the price for our ugly Karmas!
Meena Menon owns Santhivanam, a 200-year-old mini forest in Kerala with sacred groves and ponds.
She and her father relentlessly put efforts for 50 years to preserve this highly biodiverse area with multiple species of animals and some very old trees.
However, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) wants to cut down (or trim down) trees in this area to clear the way to run its proposed 110 KV electricity supply line.
As per The News Minute, the KSEB officials were at first stopped by members of the Santhivanam Conservation Committee, since quite a few trees have already been cut, but they came back with police support to complete their task.
Earlier, Meena sought help from The Kerala High Court but she was disheartened when the court decided against her. So, now she decided to cut off her hair as a sign of protest.