‘Rally for Rivers to be implemented in Maharashtra’

Sakal Times
Monday, 29 January 2018

A river from western Maharashtra and a river from eastern Maharashtra will be a part of the ‘Rally for Rivers’ project, said Sadhguru, during an exclusive interview with Sakal Times on Sunday. 

Pune: A river from western Maharashtra and a river from eastern Maharashtra will be a part of the ‘Rally for Rivers’ project, said Sadhguru, during an exclusive interview with Sakal Times on Sunday. 

He gave a discourse to his followers and spoke about ‘Mystic Eye’ after the launch of the Marathi version of the book Inner Engineering. Sakal Media Group was the media partner for this event.

Speaking about the ‘Rally for Rivers’, he said that Maharashtra has been a proactive state.

“The policy makers and other stakeholders are enthusiastic and committed to the project. We are in the process of preparing a detailed proposal regarding the rivers, which will be ready by the end of February or beginning of March,” said Sadhguru.
He added that survey of these lands is underway. “The Agriculture College, Pune, had proposed to start the work with smaller rivers around the city. If it is also undertaken, then it is good, because we want to show people the results, which, in this case, can be achieved sooner,” said Sadhguru. 

He appreciated the collective efforts taken by citizens, NGOs and the policy makers to save the ecosystem. He praised State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar for his proactive approach. 

“It is important to make a policy-level change, otherwise the work may not last long. The results will, of course, take more time for people to see. We took 50 years to destroy the ecology. We must, at least, commit to work for the cause for the next 25 years, in order to fix it,” said Sadhguru. 

He said what farmers grow should belong to them.

“We import timber worth Rs 43,000 crore. Our farmers cannot grow such trees on a large scale, as many permissions are needed to cut them. Recently, bamboo was allowed to be cut and sold by farmers. But even today, trees like sandalwood are considered the property of the government,” he said.

During the discourse, he mentioned that it is human nature to want all. However, that does not give happiness to anyone.

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