LAKHIMPUR: At a time when unabated deforestation is going on across the State on account of the misdeeds of some dishonest people in order to satisfy their greed for material gain, sometimes even due to some decisions taken by the government like allowing open mining at Dehing-Patkai reserve forest, a youth of Lakhimpur district is silently endeavouring to create a jungle with his individual effort. With his unique work, the youth has set an example for the common people and nature lovers.
Mondeep Goswami, a resident of Basudev Than Naruwa Xatra under Dhakuakhana subdivision of the district, has been attempting to create a jungle on a piece of land covering six bigha area within Bhoralbheti Chapori during the period of last two years. In the plot, he planted more than 6,000 saplings of various valuable species of trees, locally known as Neem, Pouja, Gomari and Segun, during the months of June and July in 2018. He purchased these saplings from a nursery located at Harmoti by investing his own money. The trees have not grown and cast an image of green carpet. This has been possible only by virtue of his perseverance and hard work.
"I hope the jungle will add a new dimension to the natural beauty and environment of Mornoi Bebejia area in the subdivision. Moreover, the jungle will protect the ecosystem from growing pollution maintaining balance of oxygen and carbon in the neighbouring area," said Mondeep.
Further, he has appealed to State P&RD Minister and Dhakuakhana MLA Naba Kumar Doley and Dhakuakhana subdivisional administration to initiate steps for plantation on both sides of the road from Dhakuakhana town to Basudev Than Naruwa Xatra to beautify the area and to protect the environment. Moreover, he has appealed to shape the area from Bhimpora to Naojan, including the xatra, as a green corridor.
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