The Forest Man

Jadav “Molai” Payeng (Assamese: যাদৱ পায়েং) (born 1963) is a Mishing tribe[1] environmental activist[2] and forestry worker from Jorhat, India.[3][4] Over the course of several decades, he planted and tended trees on a sandbar of the river Brahmaputra turning it into a forest reserve. The forest, called Molai forest after him,[5] is located near Kokilamukh of Jorhat, Assam, India and encompasses an area of about 1,360 acres / 550 hectares.[6][7]

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadav_Payeng.Retrieved on 12/15/14

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