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.


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 funds for the purchase of still-missing priority plots of land anywhere in Auroville’s Master Plan area - around the Matrimandir, Auroville’s soul - in the 4 zones of the urban center (Residential, Cultural-Educational, Industrial, and International Zones) - and in crucial high-priority areas of the Greenbelt. Join us for securing Auroville’s land for the unique vision of the City of Dawn! The need is urgent and the time is now!

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The aim of the GreenAcres land campaign is to raise financial resources exclusively for the purchase of remaining plots of land in the planned Greenbelt of Auroville. Auroville’s Greenbelt 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 complementary to Auroville’s urban zones and a buffer to incongruous real estate development, the Greenbelt has a relevance for the wider Auroville bioregion as well. Join us to help secure and protect this protective eco-zone!

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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



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

Unity pavilion
Town Hall at evening (1024x683)
organic farming