The Forest Man of India

Blomberg, Lindsey
September 2013
E THIS WEEK;9/15/2013, p7
The article focuses on Indian man Jadav Payeng who made a successful 30-year project of single-handedly planting a 1,360-acre forest. It states that his tree-planting mission commenced at age of 16 at a large portion of forest along the Brahmaputra River sandbar in Assam, India. It mentions that Payeng began his forest by watering bamboo samplings during morning and evening and brought red ants from his home village to improve the soil and slowly introduced other species to the area.


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