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Cyclone update

January 2nd, 2012

Auroville reaches out to the world
to rebuild itself in 2012







Hurricane ‘Thane’ that hit the Tamil Nadu coast on the night of December 29, 2011, swept through Auroville, leaving behind a trail of devastation.

Trees lovingly planted over 30 to 40 years across the barren plateau lay uprooted, buildings damaged, water and electric lines badly hit, as Thane swept through the green environment.

Matrimandir however, stands untouched, its golden sphere bringing people together from all corners of the world.

In 2012, we have to re-build the city stronger than before.

 Join us in every way you can – by help on the ground or by contributing to the funds that will be needed.

The Auroville community asks its friends and well-wishers for financial help which is most urgent. Please make a donation for Auroville Cyclone Relief. 

For more information you can contact cyclonehelp@auroville.org.in.

Cheques in favour of 
Auroville Unity Fund, Town Hall,
Auroville 605101, Tamil Nadu, India. 
mentioning Auroville Cyclone Relief  behind.

Bank transfers from within India can be made to
State Bank of India Auroville Township,
IFS Code SBIN0003160,
account name Auroville Unity Fund,
account number 10237876031,
reference Auroville Cyclone Relief.

Bank transfer from abroad can be made to
State Bank of India Auroville Township,
Branch Code 03160, Swift Code SBININBB474,
account Auroville Unity Fund,
account number 10237876508 reference Auroville Cyclone Relief.

Donations from India are eligible for exemptions under section 80 G of Income Tax Act.


Donations by credit card


Credit card donations can be made via the AVI USA or AVI UK websites and tax relief is available for US and UK nationals:

AVI USA Cyclone Relief page:

AVI UK donations page:

Donations may also be made via the AVI Centre in your country.  Information can be found on the AVI Centres webpage:





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