The 450 hectare man-made forest at Bhairabkunda, a flourishing home for flora & fauna

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The 450 hectare man-made forest at Bhairabkunda

Guwahati:

The 450 hectare man-made forest at Bhairabkunda

This ten year old man-made forest, spread across 450 hectares of land, in Udalguri’s Bhairabkunda is emerging as a shelter for wild animals and birds. With time, the forest is eventually becoming a ray of hope for the nature lovers.

When the land was destroyed due to massive deforestation and flood, the Sonai Anchalic Multi-Purpose farm along with villagers of six villages along the Assam-Bhutan-Arunachal border at Bhairabkunda joined hands to regenerate the stretch of barren sandy forest land way back in 2007. It was a joint initiative of the Joint Forest Management Committee (JFMC).

The 450 hectare man-made forest at Bhairabkunda

The group started planting saplings till 2011 and took the responsibility to preserve the forest land and through these years, the land became a picturesque forest area surrounded by tall green trees.

Bhairabkunda, which is now a popular picnic spot in Udalgiri district, has been attracting tourists from across the region.

The member of the company is planning to expand the man-made forested area and plant more saplings in 70 hectares of land.”

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