World Soil Day : Soil moving towards extinction, Urgent steps Needed

World Soil Day : Soil moving towards extinction, Urgent steps Needed

Taking to Twitter, Sadhguru said, “Living Soil, our very body, is moving towards extinction. Addressing this with utmost urgency is the most important Responsibility that all nations have to fulfill. #ConsciousPlanet. Let Us Make It Happen".

To fight the threat of desertification in the world, Sadhguru says that preserving the biodiversity of the soil is the single most significant and urgent concern on the planet today. "Our attention has to shift to soil,” he said.

As part of this, Sadhguru would be unfolding a movement to save soil called “Conscious Planet”. “Right now, it looks like climate change and ecology are the playground of the rich and elite. This must change. Individual human beings should become conscious about the danger that we are facing," he said.

"Ecological issues must become election issues. Governments must be elected for their concern for ecological issues," the spiritual leader, who championed "Rally for Rivers" campaign in 2017 and "Cauvery Calling" movement in 2019, added.

World Soil Day 2021: Theme, History and Significance

World Soil Day, celebrated on December 5, brings people’s attention to the importance of soil and its sustainable management. The day aims to raise awareness about soil degradation. It’s a serious environmental problem, caused due to the decline in soil condition. Industrialisation or poor management of agricultural land worsens the condition of the soil. The day highlights the importance of soil for all terrestrial life. Soil degradation leads to erosion, loss of organic matter and decline in soil fertility.


This year, the theme of World Soil Day 2021 is ‘Halt soil salinization, boost soil productivity’ with a motive to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being.


The international observance was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002 to aware people of the degrading condition of the soil, its impact and its prevention. The Food and Agriculture Organization had supported the day to be celebrated as a global awareness-raising platform under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership.

The FAO Conference, in June 2013, urged to adopt the World Soil Day at the 68th UN General Assembly. The Assembly finally designated December 5, 2014, as the first official World Soil Day.


Soil degradation processes are usually caused due to soil salinization and sodification. It’s a threat to the ecosystem and is recognized as one of the most important problems at a global level for agricultural production, food security and sustainability. The day aims to spread awareness about the need of a healthy ecosystems.

Soil is something that we have ignored for years and soil is something that urgently needs our attention. Wishing everyone a very Happy World Soil Day.

A single spoon if the soil has millions of living organisms in it. Save their lives and protect the soil. Happy World Soil Day.

On the occasion of World Soil Day, we must make everyone around us aware of the importance of soil for the existence of each and every organism on the planet.

There is no life or food without soil. Protect and save it our his occasion of World Soil Day.

We all need to take care of soil in various ways before it is too late. Wishing everyone a Happy World Soil Day and let us begin this journey.

Keep our environment safe and keep our wildlife safe by protecting the soil. Happy World Soil Day.

We are celebrating World Soil Day because it has become a serious issue in recent times and we need to bring everyone’s attention towards soil and its important. Happy World Soil Day.

In order to have a healthy life, we all need soil that is healthy and free from chemicals. Let us work together towards this dream. Warm wishes on World Soil Day.

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