Auro-dictionary of abbreviations

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Find here a collection of abbreviations frequently used in Auroville.

Feel free to add more. Try to maintain the alphabetical order within the sections.


A

B

C

D

  • DEW Institute - Auroville Institute for Design, Energy & Water

E

  • ECR - East Coast Road
  • EDG - Economic Development Group
  • EG - Economy Group
  • EM - Effective Micro-organisms
  • EMS - Environmental Monitoring Service
  • ES - Entry Service (for Electrical Service, see AVES)
  • ESG - Economic Study Group

F

  • FAMC - Funds & Assets Management Committee
  • FG - Forest Group/ Farm Group
  • FS - Financial Service
  • FWE - Foundation for World Education (a US-based foundation supporting AV since many years, more info via PCG)

G

  • GB - Governing Board
  • GG - Green Group
  • GIM - General Information Meeting
  • GS - Guest Service

H

  • HOMA - House Of Mother's Agenda
  • HRT - Human Resources Team
  • HS - Housing Service

I

  • IAC - International Advisory Council
  • IHS - Integral Health Service (Kailash Clinic)
  • ILC - Integral Learning Centre
  • IZ - International Zone
  • ISP -

J

K

  • KG - Kindergarden
  • KK - Kottakarai
  • KOFPU - Kottakarai Organic Food Processing Unit

L

M

  • MHC - Merriam Hill Centre
  • MM - MatriMandir
  • MMC - Multi Media Centre
  • MMWG/T - MatriMandir Workers Group/ Team
  • MPHC - Multi-Purpose Health Centre

N

  • N&N - News & Notes (Auroville's weekly bulletin)
  • NCBS - New Creation Bilingual School
  • NESS - New Era Secondary School
  • NOC - Non Objection Certificate

O


P

  • PCG - Project Coordination Group
  • PCO - Public Call Office (at New Creation Corner)
  • PPTF - Participatory Planning Task Force
  • PT - Pour Tous (French, meaning "for all")
  • PTDC - Pour Tous Distribution Centre
  • PTPS - Pour Tous Purchasing Service

Q

  • QuTee - Quiet Transport

R

  • RA - Residents' Assembly
  • RAS - Residents' Assembly Service
  • RERS - Red Earth Riding School
  • RP - Russian Pavilion
  • RRO - Regional Registration Office (visa office in Pondy)
  • RZ - Residential Zone

S

  • SAA - Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • SABDA - Sri Aurobindo Book Distribution Agency
  • SAIIER - Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research
  • SAS - Sri Aurobindo Society
  • SAWCHU - Sri Aurobindo World Centre for Human Unity
  • SDZ - Stichting De Zaaier (Dutch, meaning "Foundation 'The Sower'") (a Dutch foundation, sponsor of Auroville projects since 1986)
  • SEWA - Small Employers Welfare Association
  • SK - Solar Kitchen
  • SL - Service Link
  • SWM - Solid Waste Management (Ecoservice)

T

  • TDEF - Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest
  • THC - Tamil Heritage Centre
  • TNEB -  Tamil Nadu Electricity Board
  • TORA - Task Oriented Residents' Assembly
  • TRRP - Tsunami Relief & Rehabilitation Project (now ACDC)

U

V

  • VC - Visitors Centre

W

X


Y

  • YC - Youth Centre

Z