A farmer recently takes forward the State’s traditional practice of building root bridges and connects two areas across Umkar river in Cherrapunjee.
Facts for Prelims
About Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridge:
- Meghalaya is known for its unique living root bridges, also known as jingkieng jri.
- These bridges are formed by guiding the flexible roots of rubber fig trees (Ficus elastica) across a stream or river, allowing them to grow and strengthen over time.
- These bridges are found in the southern part of the state and are on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
- Many of these bridges in Meghalaya are over a century old.
-Source: The Hindu