Sustainable Development – An Urgent Need for Action
“Water is critical for sustainable development, including environmental integrity and the alleviation of poverty and hunger, and is indispensable for human health and well-being.Water is also the most critical resource issue of our lifetime and our children’s lifetime.The health of our waters is the principal measure of how we live on the land.”
Among these treasures of our land is water–fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where properly used–but it can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled.
“SHIVPRABHA has always supported Campaigns which Protects Mother Nature.”
“We Salute Sadhguru and request our reader to support this Campaign-“Rally for Rivers”…
This is not a protest.
This is not an agitation.
This is a campaign to raise awareness that our rivers are depleting.
Everyone who consumes water must Rally For Rivers.
Some Facts about current situation of INDIA
- Today we have 75% less Water per person than 1947
- 25% of INDIA is turning into Desert
- By 2030 we will have only 50% of water we need for our survival
Ganga, Krishna, Narmada, Kaveri – many of our great rivers are depleting fast. If we do not act now, the legacy we hand over to the next generation will be one of conflict and deprivation. These rivers nurtured and nourished us for thousands of years. It is time we nurture and nourish them back to health.
Indian rivers, the lifelines of our civilization, are at a dangerous level of depletion. With many of the minor rivers having vanished and major perennial rivers turning seasonal, this dire situation for a nation with a population of over a billion, can no longer be ignored. If we do not act soon, studies say that within 15 years, we will have only 50% of the water we need for our basic survival.
Create green cover on riversides
Our rivers are forest‐fed. Deforestation has led to their progressive diminution. A simple yet effective solution to replenish our rivers is to create a kilometer‐wide green cover on riversides (and half a kilometer for tributaries).If it is government land it can be turned into forests, while tree‐based agriculture can happen on private lands. A profitable economic model can be established through which farmers can earn more than double their income by transitioning from short‐term crops to long‐term tree plantations.To make this solution into reality, we need urgent government action. We need people’s support to give the government the necessary impetus to pass a mandatory law to save our rivers.
“Rally for Rivers” – a nationwide campaign
Hence, “Rally for Rivers” is a nationwide campaign aiming to create awareness. From September 3 to October 2,2017, Sadguru will personally drive over 7000 km across 16 states of India, with more than 20 events in major cities. The rally will culminate in Delhi where a comprehensive proposed policy document, drawn up by an expert committee of environmental scientists and lawmakers will be presented to the government.
Pledge to save our rivers
Everyone who consumes water has a stake in this campaign. One simple thing you can do is pledge to save our rivers by giving a missed call to 80009 80009. Each missed call will count towards a public movement that will urge the government for a positive River Policy.
It is imperative that all the responsible citizens of our nation make an effort to educate, inspire and rally the community towards this cause.
‘Namami Devi Narmade-Sewa Yatra’ is a campaign to revive our rivers. Conceived by Sadhguru, the campaign has been taken up by every section of society across the nation. But this campaign can be a success only if youth lead from the front.
What You Can Do ???
Give a Missed Call to number 8000980009
Your missed call will help in the creation of a positive river policy to revive our rivers.
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