News & Notes 623:Discussion about Food/Commodity Distribution

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14 November 2015

Discussion about Food/Commodity Distribution

From the Residents Assembly Service

Dear Community,

The Residents Assembly Service has been asked by BCC and FAMC to start the discussion about Food/Commodity Distribution in Auroville.

Here is where we are and what is planned!

  • An information letter (see below) has been sent to the services.
  • A survey have been sent to them (please check on Auronet or pass by our office).
  • The first round of interviews is happening now.
  • A website is in preparation to share basic infos gathered by us from you. This website will give all of you the possibility to give your comments, feedback and suggestions, so that you are part of the preparation.

A General Meeting is planned for end of November, or beginning of December, 2015

You are invited to join our team and give your support for the preparation!

Love. Inge
for Residents Assembly Service

Email sent to the services and units

Dear Friend,

The Residents’ Assembly Service (RAS), the Funds & Assets Management Committee (FAMC), and the Budget Coordination Committee (BCC) would like to invite you to participate in a study of Auroville’s various approaches to food/commodity distribution.

The results of the study will be presented to the community in a General Meeting within a month – in November 2015 – as part of a discussion on “Food/Commodity Distribution in Auroville“.

The study will focus on the following Auroville food/commodity distribution entities:

The study aims to research and present to the community a summarised report by November 2015 that compares and contrasts the following aspects of the above entities:

  1. the process by which prices are set;
  2. the way in which Auroville supports the outlet;
  3. the way in which the outlet supports Auroville;
  4. how expenditure decisions are made;
  5. the role of the entity within the Auroville maintenance system;
  6. Number of Aurovilians engaged; and
  7. Number of non-Aurovilians engaged.

The RAS, the FAMC and the BCC would very much appreciate your participation in this study. This study will contribute to a better understanding of the way in which we have evolved as a community so far and to share ideas on how the community can work better to achieve Auroville’s ideals in the future.

Please don’t hesitate to email or call the RAS team on 948 8672 029 if you have any questions about this. We will contact you in a few days to fix an appointment with you.

Please let us know your best timing.

Looking forward to work together with you on this challenging study.

Love. Inge
From the Residents Assembly Service in collaboration with BCC & FAMC

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