She Was Not Literate. Yet the Brave Kinkri Devi Educated the World about the Environment. Malavika Tewari January 25, 2016 Environment, Himachal Pradesh, Unsung Heroes Meet Kinkri Devi - the environmentalist from Himachal Pradesh who fought against limestone quarrying in Sirmaur district. Noticing the immense environmental damage cause due to quarrying, Kinkri Devi chose to speak up and took the mine owners to court. This is her story.