The Prem Bhatia Awards for Politics and Environment
The Prem Bhatia Awards for Politics and Environment

The Prem Bhatia Awards for Politics and Environment, given in the memory of the prolific journalist known for his political reportage, were presented on August 11th, 2012 at the IIC. The Prem Bhatia Award for excellence in environmental reporting went to Shalini Singh of Hindustan Times, New Delhi.

Singh won it for her coverage of environmental issues that included an in-depth report on mining in Goa and protests over the Posco Steel plant in Odisha — researched as a fellow of Centre for Science and Environment.

"Shalini Singh has reported on [environmental issues] with a clear eye and an easy-to-read style devoid of the jargon and clichés that so often crowd environmental and development journalism…' read a part of the citation.