Man walks into the desert every day carrying a bag – 37 years later everyone suddenly understands why

56-year-old Jadav Payeng lived his entire life on Majuli Island, an island in the middle of the Brahmaputra, which is one of India’s largest rivers. Millions of Indians live – just like Jadav – along this huge river.

Every day, the man walks up to one of the bare plains of the island, carrying a filled bag. It is a routine that the man has sustained for more than 37 years. He has a wonderful reason for doing this …

At the end of this article, there is an amazing video, in which his life work can be seen even better.

The entire island was once a thriving oasis, with beautiful nature. However, as soon as the rainy season comes, major problems always arise. Every year again. The river floods and destroys homes, villages and the surrounding areas.

Thanks to these ‘monsoons’ some parts of the island turned into a desert, in which for a long time grew no plants or trees. However, the soil was very fertile. That did hurt Jadav. He decided to do something about it and came into action in 1979.

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