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Almost 40 Years Ago a 16-Year-Old Started Planting a Tree Every Day On a Remote Island

Almost 40 Years Ago a 16-Year-Old Started Planting a Tree Every Day On a Remote Island (15 photo + 1 GIF)

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Jadav Payeng lives on the biggest river island in the world, Majuli. The island, however, is under constant threat due to the extensive soil erosion on its banks. Over the last 70 years, Majuli has shrunk by more than half and there are concerns it will be submerged in the next 20 years. But its life may have even been shorter if it wasn’t for Jadav

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Tags: desolate  india  island  majuli  planting  story  tree  
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