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Business Standard's Namrata Acharya wins The Stateman's Cushrow Irani Prize

She gets the award in the Environmental Reporting category for her story on the risks villagers face from tiger attacks in Sunderban Forest Reserve

Namrata Acharya (Left) receiving the Cushrow Irani Prize for Environmental Reporting 2018 from social activist Threety Irani
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Namrata Acharya (Left) receiving the Cushrow Irani Prize for Environmental Reporting 2018 from social activist Threety Irani

BS Web Team New Delhi
The Statesman and CR Irani Foundation conferred the Cushrow Irani Prize for Environmental Reporting 2018 to Namrata Acharya, assistant editor at Business Standard, at a ceremony in Kolkata on September 16, 2019.

She received the award consisting of a citation and memento, along with a cash award of Rs 25,000 from social activist Threety Irani.

Acharya won the award for her coverage of the ordeals faced by thousands of villagers in West Bengal's Sunderban Forest Reserve. The region's inhabitants are prone to attacks by tigers as they go about trying to earn a living in a harsh terrain that does

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First Published: Oct 30 2019 | 3:13 PM IST

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