Our rivers are dying.
Campaign launched by Sadhguru.
Rally for Rivers provides a comprehensive solution to save India’s rivers, and is unique in its structure as a primarily economic program with a significant ecological impact.
> 25% of India is turning into desert.
> In 15 years, we may have only half the water we need for our survival.
> The Ganga is one of the most endangered rivers in the world.
> The Kaveri has lost 40% of its flow. Krishna and Narmada have lost around 60%.
> Estimates say 65% of our water needs are met by rivers.
> 2 out of 3 major Indian cities already deal with daily water shortage.
> 80% of water is used to grow our food.
> Flood, drought and rivers turning seasonal are increasingly leading to crop failure across the country.
Wherever the stream catchment has native vegetation to an extent of 60% of native species, we see the streams carrying adequate quantity of water all 12 months.
CENTRE OF ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE, IISC, BANGALORE
> Keep rivers perennial
> Reduce floods
> Combat drought
> Recharge groundwater
> Normalize rainfall
> Combat climate change
> Prevent soil erosion
> Improve water quality
> Enhance soil quality
> Protect biodiversity