Jadav “Molai” Payeng The Man Who Single Handedly Converted A Washed Out Land Into A 1,360 Acre Forest of Assam

The story started almost thirty years ago in a small village of Assam where Mr. Jadav as a boy like any other kid of that age got disturb after noticing the deaths of a large number of reptiles due to a lack of a tree cover, started planting Bamboo in an area that had been washed away by floods, and from that day the boy started planting trees without any supports, first he selected riverine island, on the banks of River Brahmaputra, and began to plant the saplings. Payeng visited the island and planted a few saplings every day for three decades, in this way he started finding himself close to nature and started living in the forest as he grows old along with his family.

His hard and social work turned the land to a home of Bengal tigers, Indian rhinoceros, over 100 deer and rabbits besides apes and several varieties of birds, including a large number of vultures. There are several thousand trees. Bamboo covers an area of over 300 hectares. A herd of around 100 elephants regularly visits the forest every year and generally stays for around six months. They have given birth to 10 calves in the forest in recent years.

A Bright star can be seen from far, this star and his work towards to nature got recognition JNU vice-chancellor awarded him as “Forest Man of India” and by Indian Institute of Forest Management. Indycult truly salutes Mr. Jadav for his contributions.

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