Outstanding Environmental Reporting of The Year


2016

Reji Joseph
Reji Joseph

Staff Reporter, Rashtra Deepika
Exemplifying forceful boots-on-the- ground, hands-on reporting from the local by the local. The award recognises his body of work ranging from the ecologically fragile landform of the Mundrothuruthu island in the Kollam District of Kerala; the sand-mining that has destroyed coastal villages; the loss of rights and traditional privileges of the Adivasis in the Periyar region; the alarming number of cancer cases –also water-logging – as chemical fertiliser and insecticide fumigation of crops has spiralled in Kuttanand; celebration of Geographical Indicator recognition for Kerala’s own Pokkali rice; the joyous portrait of a 77 strong local women vigilante-group–turned-forest-guards walking down the elephant routes of the Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary since 12 years now, protecting both wild life and the sandalwood trees still growing in the sanctuary.


2015


Priyanka Kakodkar

Times of India
Outstanding reporting on the agricultural crisis in Maharashtra and coverage of other key environmental and development topics.


2014


Nitin Sethi
Associate Editor, Business Standard
Outstanding reporting on key environmental and development topics.


2013


Jaideep Hardikar
Special correspondence, the Telegraph
Outstanding and consistent reporting of rural development issues.


2012


Shalini Singh
Principal Correspondent Hindustan Times

For her vigilance, humane perspective and tenacity to pursue the issues of environment and development.


2011


Madhuraj

Photo Journalist, Mathrubhoomi
For his photographs which depict the miseries and woes of Kerala’s Endosulfan victims.

G Nirmala

Samakalika Malayalam Vaarika
For contributing significantly to highlighting the Endosulfan issue by her writings on the environment.


2010


Rajkumar Keswani
For his sustained contribution in bringing into focus the dangers to
public from the disaster at Union Carbide, Bhopal.


2009


Gargi Parsai
For her consistent reporting of environmental, agriculture and water issues
over the last 30 years.

2008

Keya Acharya

Independent, freelance journalist
Outstanding contribution to environment and development issues in Indian and international publications for the last eighteen years.

2007

Max Martin
Freelance Journalist

Outstanding contribution to environment and development issues in his current role as editor of indiadisaster.org

2006

Atul Chandrakant Deulgaonkar
Freelance Journalist, Latur, Maharashtra

Outstanding contribution to the subject of environment and development, including articles on food security, agricultural issues, alternative developmental models, the suicides of farmers and the environmental aspects of disasters like the Bhopal gas tragedy.

2005

Jay Mazoomdar
Senior Assisstant Editor, The Indian Express
For his reporting on the Vanishing Tiger Population in India.

2004

Ashok B. Sharma
Financial Express
For his indepth analysis of new and emerging environmental issues related to biodiversity, biosafety, agriculture and globalisation, thus widening the scope and relevance of environmental journalism.