|The devastated landscape everywhere in Auroville|
|Electric Wires lying on the ground|
|Snapped electric posts|
It has taken all of 3 days of constant hard work by several tree-cutting/clearing teams to somewhat clear our main routes, but on Monday January 2, work resumed in Shradhanjali (and most other commercial units).
Electrical supply will not be restored for at least 2-3 weeks (electrical poles have snapped like matchsticks or folded over), and water is a big problem.
It is going to take us a long time to limp back to normal (whatever that means).
The forest may take 10 or 15 years to recover from the brutal shock.
We are posting some photos of the massive destruction as well as of our 'trek' to the workshop on 31st December morning.
More than ever we need courage and determination to face the Future!
Wishing you again a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
|Opening the first roads|
|Abha trying to find the road|
|Another person struggling to reach her place of work|
|The Shradhanjali workshop is in view|
|The next day|
|Volunteers at work|
|Clearing the main road|