A movement to Save India's lifelines.

The one who consumes water must Rally For Rivers.

Action Now!


Comprehensive solution to save India’s rivers.

Sadhguru launched Rally for Rivers on September 3, 2017 to revitalise India’s rapidly depleting rivers, and personally drove over 9300 kms through 16 states to raise awareness about the dire situation.

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.


Due to the pressures of population and development, our perennial rivers are becoming seasonal. Many of the smaller rivers have already vanished. Flood, as well as drought, are becoming increasingly frequent, as rivers turn unruly during the monsoon, and vanish once the rainy season is over.

  • 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



Estimates of our water needs are met by rivers.


Water used in our Food

2 Out of 3

major Indian cities already deal with daily water shortage.

1.1 Million

Litres each person average requirement in a year.

Flood & Drought

turning seasonal are increasingly leading to crop failure across the country.

Climate Change

is expected to cause worse floods and droughts within the next 25-50 years.


Pledge You Support

Rally for Rivers is a nationwide awareness campaign to save our rivers. It aims to garner massive public support and momentum for the government to implement a positive river policy. One of the easiest ways to participate is to pledge your support with your email address. This will count as a citizen’s vote for a positive river policy.

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.


The rivers of this country have nourished us for thousands of years. Now the time has come when we have to embrace our rivers and nourish them back to life.

Sadhguru has opened up this possibility for all those who would like to become a part of Rally for Rivers, that they can join as full-time volunteers for the next 3 years and be a part of this movement to revitalize our rivers.

For queries, contact us volunteer.rfr@ishaoutreach.org


We have done studies in various rivers in the Western Ghats. (Over 100) rivers originate in the Western Ghats. 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


One of the easiest ways to participate in the campaign is to pledge your support with your email address.

This will count as a citizen’s vote urging the government to implement a positive river policy.


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