Lone Indian man plants 1,360 acres forest by himself in 30 years

INDIA
SANSKRITIMAGAZINE

A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadev “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in north eastern India’s Assam region to grow refuge to wildlife. Not long after,  he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work ful-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly. 

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Jan Dhan Yojna makes it to Guinness World Records, 11.5 cr Jan Dhan accounts opened

INDIA
ECONOMIC TIMES

As many as 11.5 crore bank accounts have been opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, exceeding the enhanced target of 10 crore and covering 99.74 per cent of households, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

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