2.42 Billion Trees
₹ 42 per Tree
Trees Contributed Till Now*
43 million Trees
"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
Cauvery Calling is a first of its kind campaign, setting the standard for how India’s rivers – the country’s lifelines – can be revitalized. It will initiate the revitalization of Cauvery river and transform the lives of 84 million people.
One Problem, Two Faces
As trees disappear, soil is being eroded, Cauvery is drying up, and farmers are suffering.
Cauvery has depleted over 40% in the last 70 years
87% of the basin’s original tree cover has been lost
Almost half the Cauvery basin suffers critical groundwater depletion.
The suffering of farmers and their suicides in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have made national headlines.
47,190 farmer suicides in 15 years in Cauvery basin
83% of farmers in Tamil Nadu and 77% of farmers in Karnataka are in debt
17 districts in Tamil Nadu were drought-hit in 2019
15 of the last 18 years have been drought years in Karnataka