Category Archives: Economy

CAT on Economy


Well attended 2nd CAT (Create Auroville Together) yesterday at Unity Pavilion with the title "Where we are to Where we can be... " has brought forward some fresh and "new" ideas. Partialy meeting, partially barnstorming workshop in groups, has united different members of the community in the quest to look at our vital part of our life - economy.

Happy in Auroville

While Susheela was on her usual morning ritual of grooming the plants outside Town hall, I had an opportunity to hear her story of how she came to Auroville and she opens up on how happy and contented she is here.

Pour Tous DC is 10 today!

The Pour Tous Distribution Center turned 10 this year. The team prepared a party to celebrates its life and vision which provides food and sundries for the residents as a cooperative.

Radio Fund Drive Report 2015

Progress report of the Radio Fund Drive; a big thanks to the many donors that have contributed so far. You have helped us reach close to 20% of our targeted goal.
Our aim for the upcoming year is to raise 850,000 Rs or 13,000 US $ and every amount small or large helps us to get closer. Thank you for your support and for lending another kind of "voice" to the radio!

GM on Economy

AT SAIIER yesterday RAS facilitated General Meeting with the topic on Economy, with subtitle Where Are We? The Residents’ Assembly Service was trying to convey of this important community update from the working groups:
• The Budget Coordination Committee
• The departing FAMC
• The Unity Fund

H.E.R.S Reopens


H.E.R.S. - Helath, Education, Research, Service has started couple decades ago with a humble man Vinodh, who passed last year, and left behind him a gap, and unfinished dream. Team of H.E.R.S. started a "paradigm" shift this summer with first finishing the exposed beam , followed by redoing couple of wall , painting the whole space white ( what ultimately brought LIGHT in) .... and added new spacious black granite counter.
In a short interview with Gillian, Tulsi and Roy (team members along with Kumar and three girls) we hear what is going on and what plans they still have ahead of them in order to serve the community as they would like to.

An Hydroponic farm

Akash and Monica have been experimenting with hydroponics and aquaponics for several years and they now share their latest research on urban rooftop farming using hydroponics. They have been growing mainly greens such as lettuce and arugula and hope to continue growing throughout the year.


Comments: 0 Date: 25 Feb 2016

Our Economy and Youth


Interseting interview with Natsha who works as secretary at Integral Entrepreneurship Lab and is a link between them and Youth Link.
At the end of the last month they have organized workshop on economy for Youth. How is Youth involved in economy? When the Youth Link was trying to organize the management apprenticeship for youth, they have discovered that our youth does not know much about our economy landscape.
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Natasha shares with us how was the workshop organized, and amongst other tells also that youth was very interested in the topic. For that reason they will prepare the next sessions on it.

Interview With the Security Team

Interactive session with the Auroville Security Team authorities Samuel and Srijita about the the safety of the people in Auroville. New team at work with all kinds of possible collaboration with the Puducherry police service has been implemented from April 1st week ,to reduce the crime at Auroville and maintain the decorum of Auroville.


Comments: 0 Date: 14 Jun 2016

New Food Link, Second Pongal

In the week before at the 15th of January the biggest Indian Festival of Pongal takes place, Auroville Farm Group organized their Pongal Farm Festival. They offered two days with presentations of the organic farm work in Auroville, gratis food (including, what else, Pongal rice), live music, information desks and food associated plays for children. A Documentation of the second day.


Comments: 0 Date: 15 Jan 2016
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