Jadav Payeng along with Agriculture students at Dhemaji college .

Padmashree Jadav Payeng, popularly known as forest man has suggested student communities acquire environmental education and work for the welfare of the countrymen.

Attending in the concluding ceremony of 54th Annual Sports Week of Dhemaji College on Friday, Payeng said that protection of the environment is above the all of the social, economic, cultural and political issues.

The forest man suggested college students work with responsibility.

Stating that the natural forests in Assam and other Northeastern states are rich in biodiversity including variable medicinal plants, Payeng asked the students to earn practical knowledge to harness the potentialities for economic gain through eco-tourism development.

He also asked the students to love the nature, conduct massive plantation drive covering all barren land, wasteland and drought areas to protect mother earth for survival of the future generations.

“Plantation and protection of the natural greenery is necessary to protect the ecosystems and also to save mother earth from global warming,” the forest man said while urging students to work with responsibility in this regard.

Earlier in the day, Payeng also interacted with a team of students from Assam Agriculture University, Jorhat, at Dhemaji college conference hall.

The students’ team was sent to Dhemaji for conducting study on agricultural practices in rural area under its “Rural Agriculture Work Experience Programme (RAWEP) -2021”.

He suggested students discourage the use of chemical fertilizer and pesticides in agricultural activities, said that the use of the chemicals not only destroys land fertility but also affects community health and collapses the ecosystems.

Payeng observes that Covid-19 lockdown has taught everyone to go organic and produce food and vegetables for their own consumption.

He also spoke on the importance of water conservation to save natural vegetation.

Prafulla Kaman

Prafulla Kaman is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhemaji. He can be reached at: pkradio16@gmail.com