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C.U.R. receives major grant

The materialization of the Centre for Urban Research, formerly known as the Town Hall Annexe, has been assured by a generous donation of Rs 51 lakhs (Euro 121,000) from the Dutch Stichting de Zaaier.

Says Prof. Henk Thomas, Chairman of De Zaaier: "We are very happy to stimulate the urbanisation of Auroville by making a special donation to the Centre for Urban Research so that it can be fully completed." The Rs 1.5 crore building is co-financed by the European Union for 49 lakhs, Auroville contributed 30 lakhs while another 20 lakhs is expected for the alternative energy plant.

The construction of the Centre is progressing on schedule. It will be ready in six months and will house town planning, financial and other civil services.


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