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Jadav Payeng: The Forest Man of India

This story proves that one person can make a difference. Will we make a difference for better or for worse? This depends on each of us. Today we would like to tell you the story of Jadav Payeng. He is also known as the Forest Man of India.

This man spent 40 years planting trees to save the desert-like island and restore its wildlife. Read on to find out what he has accomplished over these years.

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Опубліковано Jadav Payeng: The Forest Man Of India Четвер, 27 лютого 2020 р.

Jadav Payeng: The Forest Man of India

Jadav lives in Assam, India. The Brahmaputra river runs through this state. In 1979 the young boy saw a large number of dead snakes on Majuli island that lies in this river. They had died due to excessive heat.

“It may take another 30 years, but I am optimistic about it. I will never stop and that is the only way Majuli (মাজুলী)…

Опубліковано Jadav Payeng: The Forest Man Of India Понеділок, 27 квітня 2015 р.

Jadav made it his life’s mission to save the desiccated island by planting trees. For more than 40 years, he’s been waking up before dawn, crossing the river, and planting trees to restore nature.

Over this time Jadav has planted tens of thousands of trees of different kinds.

The Molai forest is named after its creator. Today it consists of 1300 acres. This forest is larger than Central Park in NYC.

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The forest is now home to many tigers, monkeys, deers, elephants, and a wide variety of birds.

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