For over a decade, the people of Tamil Nadu have been working on a very unique revolution – a green revolution to reverse the degradation of the environment and restore ecological balance. Project GreenHands has established nurseries in 32 locations across Tamil Nadu where quality saplings are grown through organic methods and distributed to those who are committed to plant and nurture them into trees.
In the early 2000s, an agency of the U.N conducted a survey in the state of Tamil Nadu and predicted that 60% of the state would turn into a desert by 2025. Sadhguru decided to check up on this prediction and travelled around Tamil Nadu. He saw that the state was headed towards desertification much more rapidly than the U.N prediction. The green cover of Tamil Nadu was only 17% against the nation's aspiration of 33%. Small rivers had dried up completely. He saw that there was not enough moisture in the soil and even palm trees were drying up. Unless the people of Tamil Nadu became involved in environmental restoration, the future looked bleak.