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 by giving a missed call to 80009 80009. 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. These rivers nurtured and nourished us for thousands of years. It is time we nurture and nourish them back to health.
The simplest solution to rejuvenate India‘s rivers is to maintain a minimum of one kilometer tree cover on riversides. Forest trees can be planted on government land and tree-based agriculture can be brought in on farm land.
This will ensure our rivers are fed throughout the year by the moist soil. This will also reduce floods, drought and soil loss, and increase farmers’ incomes.