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Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
• Land Polling Policy Delhi made simple; DDA will not serve as a facilitator.
• Pooled land shall not be transferred to DDA; use of single window clearance mechanism for speeding up policy execution.
• Regulations for the policy shall be prepared by DDA within a time span of one money; DDA also to come up with services and spatial planning.
• Policy discussed thoroughly by Lt. Governor of Delhi, Shri Anil Baijal and the Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri.
• Total amount of land that shall be pooled is 22, 000 hectares with the objective of enhancing economic activity.
The Land Polling Policy in Delhi came into effect with the objective of meeting the rising demand for residential homes of people in the National capital and also for paving the way to economic development. This policy has now been made simple in order to speed up the execution of the policy. The Delhi Development Authority will now be serving as the planner and the facilitator which is completely opposite of the role that it played earlier. All these steps have been taken for simplifying the implementation procedure of Delhi Land Pooling Policy.
Nirman Bhawan served as the venue for the meeting that took place for discussing the most important features of the Land Pooling Policy. This meeting was attended by the Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri and the Lt. Governor of India, Shri Anil Baijal. DDA’s Vice-Chairman and the Secretary of Housing & Urban Affairs, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra also attended this meeting.
Initially, it was agreed that land pooled by way of the policy shall be transferred to DDA directly. In this case, DDA was serving as the Developer Entity taking up the sectoral growth and planning of the infrastructure of pooled land. However, what has been discussed by both the Government officials at present is that the transfer of pooled land to the DDA shall not take place and the title of land shall remain intact with the land owners.
DDA has been directed to start spatial and services planning wan on immediate basis for the total of five zones covered under the Land Pooling Policy. This step has been taken for making sure that the pooling of land can be done immediately just after the confirmation of the rules and regulations of the Policy.
It has been found that both Shri Anil Baijal and Shri Hardeep Singh Puri are concerned about the delay in the policy implementation. Shri Puri expressed his regards to Shri Baijal for his contribution towards helping a total of 89 villages in acquiring the status of urban areas by way of the Delhi Municipal Act of 1957. Shri Baijal was also shown respect for his contributions towards helping 90 villages in gaining the status of Development Areas as per the requirements of the Land Pooling Policy.
It is the Delhi development Authority that has been given the responsibility of framing the regulations of the policy according to the recent changes made to the Land Pooling Policy. However, the DDA has this obligation of completing this work within a very limited time period and that is just one month. It has also be directed to the DDA that it must make use of the single window approval mechanism for boosting the speed of the implementation of the policy.
Delhi land Pooling Policy duly covers the Greenfield areas in five zones namely J, P-II, K, Dwarka L Zone and N falling under Master Plan Delhi- 2021. The FAR has been increased from 150 to 400 as per the policy for the purpose of paving the way for dense development so that the scarce land resources in the national capital can be used in the most effective manner. There is an additional 15% FAR for the promotion of affordable homes.
About 22, 000 hectares of land shall be pooled under the Land Pooling Policy, Delhi and this is being done for meeting the need for residential homes of more than 90 lakh people. Land Pooling Policy shall catalyze the social, civic and economic development of Delhi apart from generating employment and triggering investments to a considerable extent.
60% of land under the Land Pooling Policy shall be retained by the land owners after the development of infrastructure. This figure goes for pooled land that is either 20 hectares or more than 20 hectares. In the other case where pooled land is between 2 and 20 hectares, the percentage of land to be retained by the land owners would be 48%. Out of the 60% of retained land, 53% would be kept aside for the development of residential homes; 5% for the development of commercial complexes and 2% for Public and Semi-public use. In the other case where retained land would be 48%, the figures for the same purpose shall be 43%, 3% and 2%.
The economically weaker sections of the society shall also reap the advantages of affordable homes being built under the Land Pooling Policy. These homes shall range in sizes between 32 and 40 square meters. Half of these residential homes shall be retained by the Developer Entity for fulfilling the demands for homes of the Community Service workers serving the residents of the Group Housing. The premises just close to the allotted development site would serve as the venue for the development of these affordable homes or the homes might be constructed at the site itself. The other half that remains will be sold to DDA for further sale to beneficiaries at Rs. 2000 per square feet.