Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev today said that mobilising of humanity is important to save the rivers of India and the world before it is too late and said that it is a dire warning about the looming future of a waterless world.
Rivers in India have been depleted by 60 per cent and around the world by 35 per cent, he said Wednesday at a special event here on “Water, Sanitation and Women’s Empowerment”.
Efforts to save India’s water supply have to focus on the rivers and the agriculture that depends on them, he said.
Along with increasing trees and vegetation to save rivers, he called for reimagining the irrigation systems by setting up organisations that brings together farmers and the corporate sector for efficient management.
The Rally for Rivers, a national movement Sadhguru has launched with the backing of his Isha Foundation, advocates planting of trees for a width of 1 km on either side of rivers because they can help conserve water while increasing rainfall, he said.
To mark the International Day of Forests and to commemorate the occasion, the UN Security Council presided by The Netherlands held a symbolic Tree Planting Ceremony with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday.