Forest minister assures support to ‘Rally for River’ campaign

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Sep 2017 10:21:20


Staff Reporter,


Forest Minister Mahesh Gagda supported “Rally for Rivers” campaign launched by Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Gagda recently called on Sadhguru in Coimbatore. The Forest Minister praised the efforts of Sadhguru for the campaign aimed at creating awareness about protecting rivers and their inter-linking.
Gagda said that the campaign was very significant for environment.

There are two kinds of rivers which come from natural forest and glacier. Several rivers, which are dying, need to be protected, added the Forest Minister.
Massive plantation needs along rivers and it also needs a long-term plan to save rivers, the Minister said.
“I support ‘Rally for Rivers’ campaign. Chhattisgarh is fulfilling target planting saplings. The State will give its full support to this campaign,” the Minister said.