Ten journalists have been selected to spend time with rural communities, understand their anxieties and specialise in covering the country’s rural crises, through an initiative of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

The recipients of the Inclusive Media Fellowship are: Mahim Pratap Singh of The Hindu (to work on the impact of distress migration on nutrition security and livelihoods in five districts of Orissa), Joaquim Fernandes of The Times of India (to work on the impact of mining on agriculture and rural livelihoods), Al Ngullie of The Morong Express (to work on economic and political tensions in rural Dimapur), Harikishan Sharma of Amar Ujala (to work on the impact of rural health schemes on the BPL families of Mewat region of Haryana), Vishav Bharti of Hindustan Times (to work on agricultural labourers, debt and suicides in rural Punjab), Arvind Kumar Thakur of Prabhat Khabar (to work on the aftermath of the acute drought in Palamau district of Jharkhand), Rajesh Sinha of Tehelka (to work on the impact of the forests Rights Act on the tribal people of Jharkhand), Mira and Kavita of Khabar Laharia and Nai Dunia (to work on women and Panchayati Raj in Banda and Chitrkoot districts of U.P.), Pankaj Jaiswal of Hindustan Times (to work on traditional water harvesting techniques and grain banks of Bundelkhand) and Sumit Pande of CNN-IBN (to work on marginal farmers and de-notified tribes of Maharashtra and U.P.)

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