Auroville’s success in ecology, afforestation and organic farming is one of the most visible signs to the world of its progress, evolution, and contributions. Today 60% of the Green Belt surrounding the City still needs to be purchased.
For decades, greenworkers expected that co-existence and collaboration through projects with the village landowners who continued to farm the traditional ecological way would create an eco-zone, regardless of ownership. However, times have changed drastically in the past 10 years - “the Auroville Area” is targeted by speculators, and the village population is exploding due to mass migration to cities such as nearby Pondicherry. Well over a dozen developments that are incongruous with Auroville’s spirit already scar the Greenbelt. Over-exploitation of fragile natural resources is bound to affect Auroville and its bio-region rather soon.
presents a multimedia insight into some of the ongoing activities. We wish to strengthen its physical base by enhancing existing projects and starting new ones. There are detailed project proposals presented in the donor login of GreenAcres.
Auroville’s land and all assets are legally held by the Auroville Foundation by virtue of the Auroville Foundation Act, 1988 passed by the Parliament of India.
The Master Plan of Auroville has been approved by the Town & Country Planning Organisation, Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, and subsequently published in Part III of the Gazette of India. Hence, the land foreseen for Auroville’s master plan area could be acquired under the Land Acquisition Act.
The Secretary of the Auroville Foundation acts as Estate Manager under the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act.
How to donate to GreenAcres & tax-deductibility possibilities
It’s easy to donate to GreenAcres by check, bank transfer, or online by credit or debit card
…and you may be eligible for a tax deduction for your contribution!!
Donations are used exclusively by Auroville’s Land Board for purchasing missing Master Plan plots
FOR INDIAN DONORS WHO WISH TO RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTIONdonations made within India only (section 80G of the Income Tax Act)
- BY CHECK to
Auroville Unity Fund, Town Hall, 605101 Auroville, Tamil Nadu
with a note specifying “Donation for GreenAcres” and requesting the exemption
- BY CREDIT OR
DEBIT CARD via the Auroville Donation Gateway
Using the button: “Land Purchase - "GREENACRES" (Greenbelt area only)”
and with a request for the tax exemption in the Message Box
- BY BANK TRANSFER
to Auroville Unity Fund, State Bank of India, Auroville Township
Branch Code: SBIN003160 IFS Code: SBIN0003160
Specifying “Donation for GreenAcres”
– for 50% tax-exempt receipts – donations of Rs. 500 to Rs. 999 Account No: 10237876031
(and for ordinary receipts)
– for 100% tax-exempt receipts – donations of Rs 1000 or more Account No: 31612623238
TAX DEDUCTIONS THROUGH AN AUROVILLE INTERNATIONAL CENTERvia the AVI centre of the country where you are a taxpayer
In all cases, please specify “DONATION FOR GREENACRES” & request your tax receipt
United Kingdom www.aviuk.org/fundraising.htm
For other centers, please consult www.auroville-international.org
BANK TRANSFERS in general – specifying “Donation for GREENACRES”
To: Auroville Unity Fund, State Bank of India, Auroville Township Branch Code: SBIN003160
For non-Indian donors & Indian donors not wishing a tax receipt:
Swift Code: SBININBB474 Account No: 10237876508
BY CHECK in general – specifying “Donation for GREENACRES”
To: Auroville Unity Fund, Town Hall, 605101 Auroville TN, India
ONLINE DONATIONS BY CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD in general
via the Auroville Donation Gateway https://donations.auroville.com/
Using the button: “Land Purchase – GreenAcres (greenbelt area only)”
We thank you for your support and solidarity!
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