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Jadav Molai Payeng (Forest Man Of India)

Greenery fades with the establishment of industries that promote economic growth. Little do people know the advantages of green environment. It not only provides scenic beauty but also several uses come do come from it. There are people yet, who do have serious thoughts about it and also tries their efforts out. Effort seems to be more valuable, than doing nothing. Contributing something to this earth, never goes out of appreciation. Knowing about such contributors is so delightful, especially a person from my own respective state. An ordinary man, Jadav Molai Payeng's effort to create forest land in a completely barren river island is so worth to know about. Starting from his respective state Assam, this man is now well known all over the country.

Residence and Birth - He was born in 1963, and raised up in Jorhat, Assam. His birth place is Aruna Sapori, which is an island in the river Brahmaputra. He is the son of Lakhiram Payeng and Aphuli Payeng. He belongs to Mishing tribe.

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Education - He completed his high school from, Baligaon Jagannath Baruah Arya Vidyalaya, Jorhat.

Career and Success - Jadav's way to success began at the age of 16, in the year 1979. He confronted enormous number of dead snakes, which was the result of excessive heat and was taken off by floods to the area of sandbars that were with no vegetation at all. He planted about 20 seedlings in that particular area, for the sake of saving the reptiles. In 1979, the social forestry division of Golaghat district, launched a tree plantation scheme on 200 hectares of land at Aruna Chapori, in Jorhat District. Jadav, was one of the labourer who worked at that particular project. Although after the completion of project, Jadav made his mind to stay back, unlike the other workers who left. His motive was to turn the area into a forest, by planting more and more trees. This particular forest was known by his name as "Molai Forest." Bengal tigers, rhinoceros, deers, rabbits, monkeys, vultures etc., are the present inhabitants of the forest. Ejar, Arjun, Valcon, Goldmohur, Himolu, Moj are the particular trees that the forest own. About 100 elephants visited the forest and gave birth to around 10 baby elephants. In 2008, the forest department visited the forest and was astonished to see an extensive densely populated forest, which was completely barren before. Later, they made frequent visits to the forest. In 2013, Jadav made the forest department aware of the rhinos who were in a target to be killed. The present motive of Jadav, is to expand his respective forest area and also attempting to make it more better. Documentaries like The Molai Forest, by Jitu Kalita (2012), Foresting Life, by Aarti Shrivastava (2013) and Forest Man, in William Douglas McMaster (2013), were the films based of Jadav and his Molai Forest.

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 Awards and Achievements - In 2012, Jadav was glorified for his achievement, in a function held at School of Environmental Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Sudhir Kumar Sopory, the Vice Chancellor of JNU, regarded Jadav as the "Forest Man of India." In 2013, he was glorified again at the Indian Instititute of Forest Management. He achieved Diamond Award (2012); Wildlife Service Award (2012); RBS Award (2013); Karmayogi Award (2014); Uday Singh Award (2015); Padma Shri Award (2015).

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Personal life - He is married to Binita Payeng, and is the father of three children. He earned his living by through the sell of cows, buffaloes and milk.

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