Issue No. 347-8, June-July 2018
How to protect the lands for Auroville
The Auroville area. The central area is the Matrimandir surrounded by a lake. The City area is located inside the central circle. The area between the central and outer circle is the Green Belt. In green the lands owned by Auroville, in white the lands privately owned, in red privately owned lands where building developments have taken place. Government lands are marked in brown, temple lands in yellow. On May 7th, the Land Protection Group presented in a public meeting its findings on the best way to protect the land needed for the Auroville township from unsolicited development. What is Auroville? A dream, an ideal of human unity, a utopian society, a nature conservancy? One is hard put to define it, but what is certain is that when people think of Auroville, they think of it as a place – an area in South India, once barren – where something unique is happening. For most of us living here, and for the many who visit regularly, it is home. We love it for its ...