C.U.R. receives major grant
The materialization of the Centre for
Urban Research, formerly known as the Town Hall Annexe, has been
assured by a generous donation of Rs 51 lakhs (Euro 121,000) from
the Dutch Stichting de Zaaier.
Says Prof. Henk Thomas, Chairman of De
Zaaier: "We are very happy to stimulate the urbanisation of
Auroville by making a special donation to the Centre for Urban
Research so that it can be fully completed." The Rs 1.5 crore
building is co-financed by the European Union for 49 lakhs,
Auroville contributed 30 lakhs while another 20 lakhs is expected
for the alternative energy plant.
The construction of the Centre is
progressing on schedule. It will be ready in six months and will
house town planning, financial and other civil services.