At Isha, we are committed to finding a holistic, long-term solution to reviving India’s rivers, taking into consideration the interests of all the stakeholders. We have been in discussion with foremost scientists and experts in the fields of environment to draft a comprehensive policy recommendation for the Government. Take a look at what some of these experts have to say below.

In formulating the River Revitalization policy recommendation draft for the Government, Isha brings to the table two decades of experience in environmental matters. Isha’s Project GreenHands (PGH) is one of the largest environmental movements in Asia. Through people’s support, PGH has facilitated the planting of over 32 million saplings till date in Tamil Nadu – the only state in India that has seen an increase in tree cover in the last 15 years.

We are currently in the process of creating a draft policy for river revitalization in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and various other technical experts. The policy will cover the many aspects surrounding river restoration – tree plantation, farmers’ livelihood, corporate and government involvement, etc. This draft document for an overarching national level policy will be presented to the Central Government on the 2nd of October. It will then become available to the media and open for public opinion and inputs. Afterwards, we will create a more detailed document on individual state level policies and execution.

During the phase of drafting the policy document, we welcome suggestions and contributions from those who have knowledge and experience when it comes to rivers and river revitalization. If you have any such inputs, we look forward to hearing from you! You can get in touch with us at Ideas@RallyforRivers.org .