Firstpost's comprehensive coverage of the Maharashtra farm loan waiver has been given recognition from the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, with bureau chief Sanjay Sawant winning an award from the journalist body.
Sawant won the 'Navsandeshkar Ramesh Bhogte Smruti' Award for 'Best Political Reporting' on Maharashtra's farm loan waiver scheme.
The award will be presented on 6 January, 2018, at Patrakar Bhavan in Mumbai by educationist Raosaheb Kasbe, according to an official statement from the journalist body.
Narendra Wabale, head of the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, said, "This is the first time that a reporter from a digital platform has won this award."
Sawant has reported extensively on various facets of the implementation of the loan waiver scheme, including mismatches in data, bungling by banks, resultant transfers of officials and reactions of prominent political leaders.
Following are some the reports in the series—
Published Date: Dec 28, 2017 20:20 PM | Updated Date: Dec 28, 2017 21:15 PM