PANAJI: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s ‘Save Soil’ movement has arrived in Goa as the State government entered into an MoU with the Isha Foundation, in a grand public ceremony here on Tuesday.
Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant tweeted his expression of joy, saying: “It was indeed a great & historic moment to host Shri @SadhguruJV ji in Goa for Signing of MoU between Goa Govt & Isha Foundation for the #SaveSoil movement. The Govt of Goa and Govt of India have been implementing various initiatives for enriching & maintaining the health of the soil. I congratulate Shri @SadhguruJV ji and Isha Foundation for taking up this initiative, and carrying out awareness through bike rides across 27 countries. I am happy that Govt. Of Goa and the people of Goa shall contribute to the noble cause.”
Sadhguru’s ‘Save Soil’ movement, claims that 87 percent of life forms on this planet – microbes, worms, insects, birds, animals, human beings, plants, trees and every other vegetation on the planet is sustained by an average of thirty-nine inches of topsoil. And that is in grave danger right now. In the last forty years, forty percent of the world’s topsoil has been lost. The United Nations says we have soil left only for approximately eighty to hundred harvests, which means another forty-five to sixty years of agriculture. After that, we will not have the soil to produce food. You can imagine the suffering that we will unfold in the world. Thirty percent of India’s land is already degraded, and 90% of India’s states are seeing soil turn to desert. That means nothing can be cultivated there. So, protecting the soil for the future generations of this land is the most important thing.