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Save Soil Movement: Sadguru reaching Jaipur after crossing 27 countries

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Sadhguru, Founder-Isha Foundation, is riding 30,000 km in 100 days as a lone motorcyclist, starting from London on March 21, 2022 as part of the Save Soil Movement.

In the course of this journey, Sadhguru is reaching Jaipur on June 2nd 2022 after crossing 27 countries of Europe and the Middle East.

Sadguru in Jaipur

Sadhguru, along with Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister Rajasthan, will address a huge public gathering on June 3rd from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sitapura Industrial Area, Jaipur.

Sadguru launched Save Soil

Sadhguru launched the global Movement to Save Soil from extinction this March and is currently on a 100-day, 30,000 km #JourneyForSoil.

He started his journey in London on 21st March and will culminate it in the Cauvery river basin in late June.

Journey for Soil

Riding through the bone-rattling chill of Europe and the furnace of the Arabian desert, he recently set foot on the soil of India alighting at the Jamnagar port in Gujarat soon after his #JourneyForSoil met with resounding success in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Sadguru sailed on Indian Ocean

Sadguru, after leaving from Port Sultan Qaboos and Oman, sailed for three days on the Indian Ocean, to reach India’s west coast on Sunday evening.

The Indian Navy gave a rousing welcome to him, as their band played the Save Soil Anthem. The crowd chanted ‘Dharti ki pukaar, dharti ki lalkaar, dharti ki dahaad, mitti bachao ped lagao’, while Sadhguru planted a sapling.

 With a heartfelt gesture of thanks, Sadhguru exited the port to continue his Journey in India.

THE SAVE SOIL MOVEMENT

The main objective of the Save Soil Movement is to urge all nations to mandate a minimum of 3-6% organic content in agricultural soils via urgent policy reforms. Soil scientists have warned of the imminent death of soil, a phenomenon they are terming as ‘soil extinction’ Without this minimum organic content.

How agricultural soils are posing risk for desertification

In India, the average organic content of agricultural soils is estimated to be around 0.68% placing the country at high risk for desertification and soil extinction. Around 30% of fertile soils here has already become barren and is incapable of yield. It is estimated that nearly 25% of fertile land has been desertified globally. Even the United Nations has warned that 90% of the earth could turn into desert by 2050- less than three decades from now at current rates of soil degradation.

Soil extinction could lead to unprecedented ecological, economic and social catastrophes threatening the security and cultural fabric of every nation.

The Save Soil Movement is supported by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN World Food Programme, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). 

As Sadhguru started his journey 68 days ago, a total of 74 nations from across the world have pledged action to save soil in their countries.

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