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Rajnath Singh hails Save  Soil Movement of Isha

Rajnath Singh hails Save Soil Movement of Isha

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh,  who joined Sadhguru Virtually For Save Soil Event At Sulur Air Force Station in Coimbatore, calls the movement a ray of hope.
On the final day of his 100-day Journey for Soil, which also coincided with the, International Day of Yoga, Sadhguru, Founder-Isha Foundation, addressed the event.
Addressing an audience consisting of Air Force personnel, the 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.” 

He drew a profound connection of soil with the Indian culture and called the soil as “the soul of our society and culture” observing that protecting the soil is a “great effort to preserve human civilization and culture.” Expressing concern over fertile top soil lasting only 60 more years, he 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.” .

Sadhguru’s Journey for Soil began on 21st March in London. After a lone motorcycle journey for soil spanning 27 nations and more than 28,000 km in 100 days, having participated in 600+ events globally, Sadhguru, returned to Tamil Nadu today.
In March, Sadhguru started his 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% of which are already said to be degraded and incapable of yield. The objective of the Movement is to urge nations to mandate 3-6% organic content in agricultural soils around the world. This is the minimum organic content required to keep soil fertile and capable of yield and prevent it from turning into sand.

Sadhguru addressed the 15th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD COP15) in Ivory Coast in May. Representatives of 197 nations were in attendance. In the same month, Sadhguru also spoke at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. UNCCD predicts that at the current rates of soil degradation, 90% of the earth could turn into desert by 2050 – less than three decades from now.

Till date, 74 countries have pledged to Save Soil from extinction. Sadhguru reached India on 29th May arriving at the West Coast port city of Jamnagar in Gujarat which became the first state to sign an MoU with Isha to save soil in the state. Subsequently, seven more Indian states have signed MoUs to save soil in their states– Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In Delhi, Sadhguru met with Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi on World Environment Day - 5th June – seeking the central government’s support for the Movement. The Prime Minister lauded the Save Soil effort and assured the government’s wholehearted support for the Movement.