Award for reporter

Print edition : November 13, 2015

Kunal Shankar. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

FRONTLINE’S reporter in Hyderabad, Kunal Shankar, has won the special jury award for his reportage on the Telangana government’s tank irrigation revival project called Mission Kakatiya.

The project envisages repairs, desilting and revival of feeder channels to irrigate farmland, mostly in Khammam, Warangal and Adilabad districts.

The Telangana government had invited submissions from the media in February this year in the print, electronic and special jury categories. The articles were assessed for on-the-ground reportage, news analysis and accuracy.

A three-member jury headed by Telangana Press Academy Chairman Allam Narayana selected Shankar’s article for its “depth and analysis of the water problems of the region”. The other members of the panel were K. Ramachandra Murthy, Editorial Director of the newspaper Sakshi, and Mallepalli Laxmaiah, a senior journalist.

The special jury prize carries a cash award of Rs.25,000 along with a citation and a memento.