10% of the Master Plan land for the City (urban area); 50% of the
Master Plan land for the Greenbelt.
Because securing of the remaining land will allow Auroville to
develop fully, integrally, beautifully, harmoniously without being
overpowered or hampered by private incongruous real estate developments for commercial gains.
Simply put, in the City Area land is needed for building the four
zones: Houses in the Residential zone; Educational, cultural and allied
facilities in the Cultural zone; National Pavilions in the International
Zone; small scale productive units in the Industrial Zone. The Greenbelt is
a counterpart to Auroville’s urban life. Land in the Greenbelt will allow
environmental research, education, innovation as well as agricultural, dairy
and allied developments.
Auroville doesn’t require land for immediate development (except for
laying specific infrastructure such as roads, telephone or internet or
electricity) but to secure the base for the future emergence of the
universal township. We believe that it is only a question of time when the
genuine, dedicated and creative people from all over the world will join
Auroville. Then all the land will be put to creative use for manifesting the
marvellous potentialities of Auroville for the good of all. The sky is the
limit for creative development in Auroville. As one professor from Virginia
Tech (USA) recently put it: “I sincerely believe that in the next 50 years,
Auroville is going to be the most important place on the planet.”
Yes, you can specify the purpose of your donation. It is Auroville’s
Land Board, which negotiates with the landowners and decides to buy when the price is right and land title documents are clear.
Auroville has a Master Plan and Land Use Plan which specifies the
use of land for specific activities and development. Within that broad
spectrum, your suggestions for the specific use and development may be
considered by the Town Development Council.
We can provide the details of the use of your funds.
Auroville is trying to secure a legal protection from the Government
of Tamil Nadu. The specifics are being finalized.