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Touring India on bicycle, Bengal man asks people to save environment

Touring India on bicycle, Bengal man asks people to save environment

During his trip to West and South India, Biswas has plans to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep also (representative image) (Source: Getty…

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During his trip to West and South India, Biswas has plans to visit the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep also (representative image) (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock) A 35-year-old man from West Bengal has invested all his savings in touring across the country on a bicycle and creating awareness about the importance of saving trees and water.

The owner of a small shop, Arup Biswas, has already travelled to several states of eastern and north-eastern India.

“I began my journey on January 23 this year, Netaji’s birth anniversary from Bijpur (in North 24 Parganas district). My aim is to make people aware of the importance of saving trees and water for our survival ,” Biswas told PTI after reaching Alipurduar in the northern part of West Bengal.

After pedalling through Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, he now aims to visit Sikkim.

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He has plans to visit northern, western and southern states then.“Initially I had set a target of 18 months to complete my tour. But since I am visiting many interior and remote areas across the country, it will probably take two and a half years,” he said.Biswas, a resident of Bijpur in North 24 Parganas district, carries necessary items with him – utensils, a stove, ration, blankets, clothes and others on the carrier. An Indian national flag and two solar panels are fitted to the front of his bicycle.The solar panels allow him to charge his mobile phone and switch on a […]

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