Today, he has a team of over 150 people who choose spots across the state which need plantation or water conservation.
The Vice-President also suggested to municipal authorities to make rainwater harvesting mandatory for every new building.
One year after Madurai was identified as water stressed area by the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, 83 per cent of the buildings in the city had been installed with rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures
While water conservation is their primary objective, they also have another target – to promote adventure-based learning.
Sanjay Lakhe Patil, a social activist, alleged that the state government's distribution of fodder camps for cattle in the drought-affected regions was not proper.
Apart from the river revival project, the initiative has also rejuvenated paddy cultivation in hundreds of acres and given a fresh impetus to the tourism potential in the rural areas of the district.
Amid alarms of drought, a revolution is progressively taking shape along the length and breadth of Kerala to conserve its major rivers and wetlands.