L&TP - Goals & Milestones - retreat 2015

Goal 1 : Bioregional Co-Development with two way communication Strategies

1. Capacity development & skill development in bioregion (Human Resource Development) - shared with ‘Education Theme’

2. Village sanitation

3. Communication and networking in the bioregion

4. Strategy for land management (protection of outlying lands)

5. Foster relationship through activities such as sports

Table 1

(Cluster ‘Bioregion work coordination & organisation’)

1. Set up a process for regular liaison with the local Panchayats and district administration (February 2018)

2. Platforms (online / physical) for information and networking with people working in the bioregion (August 2015)

3. Design a code of conduct for work in the bioregion (August 2015) 4. Develop a data management system mapping all the outreach services and population, socio-economic and infrastructure/resource details (rivers, tanks, roads, schools) (February 2016)

Table 2

(Cluster ‘Bioregion engagement & development approaches’)

1. Identify the main intervention points (e.g. Resource management like water, food, education, livelihood and health) in the bioregion (August 2015)

2. Partner with outside agencies (NGO’s) for methodologies on outreach and development (such as: Save the children, Teach for India) (February 2018)

3. Creating sports facilities on lands between Auroville and the villages (February 2018)

4. Explore the possibility of improving people to people connection (value based).

5. Assign more stewards to outlying lands (August 2015) – shifted to Land Protection Goal

Goal 2: Land protection and consolidation of the city land by 2018 and the green belt as soon as possible

Table 3

(Cluster ‘Green Belt & Outlying Land Protection Approaches/Ideas’)

●    Get the below mentioned strategy approved by August 2015

●    Work out the details of each strategy item that translates into a policy framework

●    Create an appropriate task force for each item a.s.a.p

1. Encourage friends of Auroville to buy lands outside the Master Plan area (in the buffer zone)

2. Offer living spaces to friends and well wishers on Auroville owned lands outside the Master Plan area and use the financial proceeds to fund land purchase within the Master Plan area (with legally binding agreement, provided it makes economical sense)

3. Allow long term deposits of money in Auroville with guarantees of value protection for Aurovilians and non-Aurovilians

4. Assign more stewards to outlying lands (August 2015) – shifted to Land Protection Goal

Table 4

(Cluster ‘Land Protection’)

●    Get the below mentioned strategy approved by August 2015

●    Work out the details of each strategy item that translates into a policy framework

●    Create an appropriate task force for each item a.s.a.p

1. Reinforce / strengthen the communication and relationship with the State Government and the local Panchayats.

2. Prioritization of land purchase based on multiple criteria (e.g. buffers for water channels, ecological corridors)

3. Avoid the building of infrastructure (e.g. roads) where it will increase land price and promote speculation

Goal 3: Build key elements of the city (e.g. the lake and one or two lines of force)

Table 5

(Cluster ‘Planning & Development’)

1. Develop a connection between the galaxy plan and the ground reality

2. Socio-economics: The township must be self-supporting

3. Sustainability is a key element

4. Need to have new ways of funding the development of Auroville

5. For housing focus on residential zones 1 and 2

6. Infrastructure development with a long term view