In a meeting attended by some 106 Aurovilians the arguments and reservations for the NDTA proposal are made.
General Meeting on the NTDA (New Town Development Authority), a proposed local (Tamil Nadu) planning body that would have a legal power to propose and approve developments in the Auroville Master Plan area according to the Master Plan.
The creation of the NTDA for Auroville has been proposed by Auroville Foundation and TDC to the State Government as a measure to protect Auroville’s land against the growing number of encroachments.
Following this meeting, the RAS observed that some participants expressed an interest in the exploration of alternative solutions to an NTDA.
During the meeting we were also given to understand that the NTDA proposal is already in an advanced stage. Hence we propose to use the momentum of this meeting to try to arrive at practical proposals as soon as possible.
The RAS now invites and encourages anyone with a proposal on how to protect and secure Auroville’s land to communicate it to the RAS.