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 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

One of the major challenges Auroville is facing today is to secure the integrity of its material foundation, the required lands for the envisioned universal township. The rapid unregulated development of nearby Pondicherry and the resulting increase in land prices endangers Auroville’s harmonious and unified development. Considerable financial support is needed to acquire the land that is vital for actualizing Auroville’s vision and to lay infrastructure, grow healthy food, conserve water and create an  overall environment for a new civilization – civilization of the future.

Your contributions will help to protect Auroville  – and will be an act of solidarity for the Vision and its realisation.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

Acres for Auroville

The ‘Acres for Auroville’ campaign works to raise resources for the purchase of still-missing priority plots of land anywhere in Auroville’s Master Plan area.  A4A donations have become indispensable for the Auroville Land Board’s vital work, providing urgently-needed funds to use when and where needed – in the Matrimandir Circle, in the 4 zones of the City, and in the Greenbelt. A4A, as a collaboration of ‘Auroville International’ and ‘Lands for Auroville Unified’ is a unity action, bringing together the solidarity and enthusiasm of Auroville’s friends and well-wishers everywhere. Join us for securing Auroville’s land, the physical base for the unique vision of the City of Dawn! The need is urgent and the time is now!  Read more

Green Acres

Тhe aim of the GreenAcres fundraising campaign is to raise financial resources specifically for the purchase of land in the Greenbelt of Auroville. The Greenbelt is a unique ecozone for research, development, outreach, and is a demo-site for sustainable agriculture, afforestation, soil regeneration, water conservation, alternative energy and green sustainable practices like recycling and upcycling.  The Greenbelt areas complements Auroville’s urban zones and acts as a “green campus and sanctuary” buffer to the spread of Puduchery’s urbanization. The Greenbelt and its eco-projects have developed over 50 years with relevance for the wider Auroville bioregion, as well as nationally and internationally. Join us to further develop this unique eco-zone!  Read more

WHAT IS AUROVILLE?

Auroville is a unique and growing international community located on the Coromandel coast of South India, 10 kilometers from Pondicherry. Inaugurated on 28 February 1968, 3000 people from 47 countries now reside in Auroville to realize the vision of a universal township with the aim of human unity. The founding principles are the growth of consciousness – one’s own consciousness and that of the collective, rich cultural sharing, and environmental sustainability and innovation. “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 humanity’s spiritual evolution.  Known as “The City of Dawn”,  Auroville vision is consistently endorsed, appreciated and encouraged by UNESCO and the Government of India.

Auroville information via www.auroville.org

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.

One of the major challenges Auroville is facing today is to secure the required lands for the future township, its material foundation.

To date, Auroville has secured half of the lands for the planned township, consisting of two major components:
– the City Area (the four zones of the urban hub surrounding the Matrimandirand its gardens)
– the Greenbelt (Auroville’s natural resource base; a showcase for sustainable practices for the bio-region, training and local green partnerships).
For the City Area, Auroville still needs to purchase 10% of the land required. In the Green Belt, the situation is less advanced with nearly 65% of land missing and yet 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 creative ideas. Click here to Read More and here to Donate Directly

We’ll be very happy to hear from you at lfau@auroville.org.in

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