Auroville devasted by cyclone
Written by Mitra Ardron
Monday, 02 January 2012 23:48
Just a short post ... to say that I'm in Auroville, in Southern India. I arrived a few hours before Cyclone Thane, which took out 70% of the trees, there was one down every 10 meters on the road, and that took out power; water; internet; phone (fixed & mobile). Many farms lost their crops, and the project we are supporting here - low cost wind turbines for rural poor - lost its workshop and one turbine when a tree came through it.
If you feel to help ... please donate here, on and put "MinVayu" or "Wind" in the comments, I'll pass that on to help them rebuild.
There is more about the damage to Auroville here.
I have limited internet acces / laptop charge, so may be slow responding to email.
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