Jadav Payeng - The man who made a forest !
Jadav Payeng, a man in his mid-fifties, has been instrumental in converting a sand bar in the middle of the river Brahmaputra in Assam, India, into a huge forest. He started his project 30 years ago when he was still a teenager.
"Mulai", as he is known among locals, started work on the land in 1980. Dedicated to the forest, he stayed on and single-handedly looked after the trees. He continued to plant more trees on his own effort slowly transforming the area into a big forest. Total area of the forest is about 1000 hectares and now it is known as Mulai forest.
Great effort Forest Man of India
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