Welcome to COLAAP, Land for Auroville Website!

COLAAP is an abbreviation for ‘COLLABORATION FOR AUROVILLE AREA PROTECTION’. Here, on this site, you will find information about
  1. Efforts and progress being made to safeguard the planned Auroville Universal Township area from incongruous developments, from what may be called the ‘market forces’, so as to ensure a harmonious and unified emergence of a unique place – a City of Dawn – on earth!
  2. The relevance of safeguarding the planned township area
  3. How you can collaborate

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Acres for Auroville

Acres for Auroville

The aim of 'ACRES FOR AUROVILLE' (A4A) - a joint action of Auroville International and 'Lands for Auroville Unified' (LFAU) - is to raise the financial resources for the purchase of missing plots of land in the City Area of Auroville constituting 4 zones - Residential, Cultural, Industrial and International - which surrounds the Matrimandir, the soul of Auroville.

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The aim of GreenAcres - is to raise the financial resources for the purchase of remaining plots of land in the planned Green Belt of Auroville. Green Belt of Auroville is a research and development area for sustainable agriculture, farms and forestry, environmental uplifting technologies, waste recycling, water conservation, recreation and health-enhancing activities. Besides serving as a complementary to Auroville’s urban zones and a buffer to incongruous real estate development, Green Belt has a relevance for the wider Auroville bioregion as well.

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Simply put, Auroville is a growing international community in South India, 12 km north of the Union Territory of Puducherry, earlier known as Pondicherry. Founded on 28 February 1968, today 2400 people from 44 countries reside in Auroville and are engaged in many different  activities to realize the vision of a unique universal township at the forefront of human progress towards a sunlit future: a new era of peace, human unity, international understanding founded on the growth of culture and consciousness – one’s own consciousness and the consciousness of the collective.

“Auroville is an attempt towards collective realization.” – wrote the Mother, the founding inspiration behind Auroville and the collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, the renowned Indian mystic philosopher and visionary of the new spiritual evolution of the world.

The Auroville Charter

  1. Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But, to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the divine consciousness.
  2. Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
  3. Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
  4. Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual human unity.

Slowly, we are advancing along this path. Difficulties on the way – both subjective and objective – are numerous but we keep going, confident of the ultimate success.

One of the major challenges Auroville is facing today is to secure the material foundation, the required lands for the future township. Rather than analyzing the reasons for this state of things, we would prefer to concentrate on finding the way, on acting upon the task at hand.


Over the years, Auroville has secured half of the lands for the planned township, which consists of two major components, the City (or the urban area) and the Green Belt.

In the City, Auroville still needs to purchase 10% of the land required. In the Green Belt, the situation is less advanced with nearly 65% of land still to be secured.

Would you like to contribute? Would you like to help Auroville meet this essential challenge? Well, there are many ways to collaborate. You can offer your time, your talent, and your creativity. Do get in touch with us. We shall be happy to hear from you.