Art of Living's Approach To Solve India's Looming Water Crisis

To counter the looming water crisis in India, The Art of Living has been reviving rivers and other water resources through its water conservation initiatives. Through these efforts, people are being made aware of water conservation practices and the importance of the judicious use of natural resources like water.

India is facing its worst water crisis in four decades. At least 54 percent of the sub-continent has turned into a water-stressed dust bowl with many rivers rapidly drying up. Experts opine that by 2025, the country will be facing an acute water crisis if no preventive measures are taken today.

To mitigate the water crisis, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has inspired The Art of Living community to revive lost rivers in various parts of India and other water bodies such as ponds, wells, canals and temple tanks.

The River Rejuvenation Project, which started in 2013 with the aim to provide a long-term and lasting solution, has revived 40 dying rivers in four states (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala), benefitting 4814 villages.

With meticulous planning and consistent efforts, results have come in: several rivers and other smaller bodies in these states have started flowing once again.

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