Isha Foundation

Cauvery Calling - Revitalising River Cauvery

Cauvery Calling is a visionary project to revitalise one of South Indias largest rivers. It is unique in its structure as a primarily economic programme with a significant ecological impact.
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"Cauvery has been the source of wellbeing, prosperity and the very source of life for these lands. A forest-fed perennial river is fast becoming a seasonal stream as 87% of tree cover has been removed in 50 years.Cauvery is calling, do you have a heart to hear?" Sadhguru

Help us reach our goal of 2.42 billion trees. Planted so far: 51 million and counting!

Cauvery Calling is a visionary project to revitalise one of South Indias largest rivers. It is unique in its structure as a primarily economic programme with a significant ecological impact.

As trees around Cauvery have disappeared, soil has been eroded and Cauvery has suffered a 40% depletion. There have been 47,190 farmer suicides across the region in 15 years. You can make a difference.

The simplest way to make Cauvery flow again is to plant trees. Cauvery Calling will support farmers to plant 2.4 billion trees in the Cauvery basin by adopting agroforestry. This process is proven to increase farmers incomes 300-800% over a 5-7 year period; all whilst improving soil health and increasing water retention by 40% in the Cauvery basin.

If successful, this project will serve as a model for other rivers in tropical environments; with the potential to touch and benefit the lives of 4.5B people living in the tropical world.

Your contribution will go directly to planting trees in support of this project.

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification has accredited Cauvery Calling with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change also in association with Rally for Rivers.

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Total raised
£24,258.12
+ £3,986.43 Gift Aid
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£24,258.12
Offline donations
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Direct donations
£24,238.12
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