Forest Man

Forest Man

This Man Single-Handedly Created a Dense Forest

Since 1979, one man has single-handedly planted a forest in the middle of a barren wasteland.

The Forest Man of India has transformed the world’s largest river island, Majuli, located on one of India’s major rivers, the Brahmaputra, into a dense forest, home to rhinos, deers, elephants, tigers and birds. And today his forest is larger than Central Park.

The island which is home to 150 000 people, has lost half its land mass to erosion in the last 100 years and with the rate of erosion accelerating, scientists say the island could be gone in 15 years.

Enjoy the story of Jadav Payeng as he takes us on a journey into his incredible forest.


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