Auroville, a city-in-the-making, is located 150 km south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, South India, envisaged for a population of 50,000, with the aim of achieving human unity. Inaugurated on 28.02.1968, Auroville has presently more than 1500 residents from 35 countries. The City Centre of Auroville covers a surface of 384 acres with a radius of 690 meters around Auroville’s centre.
Due to the scattered land situation & stewardship in the early years of Auroville; the development had grown very haphazard.Further, the cost of infrastructure in proportion to the cost of structures is far too high if this trend continues.
Today, however, most of the land is purchased in the city centre area and it is very feasible to concentrate on the development around Matrimandir, which is now complete.