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Padma Shri Jadav “Molai” Payeng (Assamese: যাদৱ পায়েং) (born 1963) is a Mishing

Padma Shri Jadav “Molai” Payeng (Assamese: যাদৱ পায়েং) (born 1963) is a Mishing tribe environmental activist and forestry worker from Jorhat, India.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, is located near Kokilamukh of Jorhat, Assam, India and encompasses an area of about 1,360 acres / 550 hectares. In 2015, he was honoured with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India. Source: Wikipedia

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