‘Development in Auroville should not happen at the cost of ecological balance’

video maker: Maz Hassan
video editor:
Rajbir Singh |

What comes to your mind when you hear about Auroville? A permanent town in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu? But it’s not just that! The area that everyone sees was not there 55 years ago. It was a barren land and it was only because of the idea of ​​realizing human unity that it became sustainable.

This idea has been under threat for the past week.

On December 9th, we woke up in Auroville to an overwhelming scene. JCB earthmovers were brought to the Darkly Forest by the central government-run Auroville Foundation to uproot trees for the construction of a ring road called Crown Road around the city.