Mysuru, September 6:- “Wherever the floods made an impact, it was followed by drought. Wherever people suffered from drought, they suffered from floods too. The flood and drought in Chennai are one such big example,” said Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev of Isha Foundation.
He was speaking at Cauvery Calling initiative programme held at Open-Air Theatre of Manasagangothri, University of Mysore, here on Thursday.
“Flood and drought should be treated equally. They should not be seen differently. Both problems have the same root. Farmers should grow trees they want in their farmland. Later, they can cut them down when they need. But plants should be replanted to protect soil erosion. It will, in turn, protect river Cauvery,” he said.
“The problems are caused because we think our living land is given to us by our ancestors. We have to use water and land with caution and care for the future generations as well,” said the Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala Dr D Veerendra Heggade.
Seer Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt, MLA N Mahesh, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha and others were present. (MR/SH)