Sadhguru's 100-Day Save Soil Bike Journey Culminates At Cauvery Basin


Jaggi Vasudev -- known as Sadhguru -- on Tuesday returned from his 30,000 km bike journey as part of the Save Soil Movement

New Delhi: Jaggi Vasudev -- known as Sadhguru -- on Tuesday returned from his 30,000 km bike journey as part of the Save Soil Movement, which saw 3.2 billion people speak up for soil in the last 3 months, according to an Isha Foundation release. Sadhguru is the founder of Isha Foundation.

In the last 100 days of the campaign, Sadhguru has attended 600 Save Soil events. While speaking about the future of the movement, he said, "The dangerous journey is over but the real hard work begins from now."

Over the next few months, Sadhguru will be travelling to over 20 nations including the United Kingdom, the USA as well as South American and Caribbean nations to concretise policy action for preserving and regenerating soil. "Somewhere between 12-18 months most nations, we can push them towards making some kind of soil re-generation policy," said Sadhguru.

The movement aims to drive national policy changes in regenerating soil, to mandate a minimum of 3-6 per cent organic content in agricultural soils. This is the minimum organic content required to keep soil fertile and capable of yield and prevent it from turning into sand. Sadhguru urged people to continue speaking about soil for the next one year, "to the world, to somebody new, every day for 10 minutes at least”, and not stop with the journey.

Congratulating the volunteers of Isha, Sadhguru tweeted, “Congratulations & immense Gratitude to Team Isha worldwide who came together with incredible dedication and purpose to pull off the Movement of our times- #SaveSoil. I beseech all concerned to keep the throttle up till soil regeneration policies are done in your regions.”

Sadhguru entered Tamil Nadu yesterday, where he also attended a Save Soil event along with Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sulur Air Force Station, Coimbatore.

Virtually addressing an audience, the defence minister credited Sadhguru for bringing the spirit of Vasudev Kutumbakam (the world is one family) alive by "connecting a large number of people from all over the world into one fold, creating a new environmental movement." Expressing concern over fertile top soil lasting only 60 more years, the defence minister praised the movement, saying that the Save Soil campaign brings in a ray of hope, and instils a belief that the millions who have supported the cause will contribute towards maintaining our soil. 

Taking to Twitter, the defence minister said, "Addressed the ‘Save Soil' programme organised by @ishafoundation in Sulur. The #SaveSoil campaign has created an awareness among the people on issues pertaining to soil and exhorted them to contribute in maintaining the health of the soil in the times to come."

In March, Sadhguru embarked on a lone motorcycle journey as part of the Movement to Save Soil from extinction globally. The Movement is urging nations across the world to urgently legislate to save the planet’s agricultural soils, 50 per cent of which are already said to be degraded and incapable of yield.

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