Delhi’s Land Pooling Policy has been approved by the DDA (Delhi Development Authority) with the complete chairmanship of the Lt Governor Anil Baijal
Delhi Development Authority has recently approved for the most renowned and expected Land Pooling Policy for the welfare of the people. The Land Pooling Policy would definitely make the people get more than 17 lakh housing units who are capable of easily accommodating more than 76 lakh people.
Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister have stated that he has signed for the Land Pooling Policy when he was asked about current status in Land Pooling Policy. In fact, the senior authority of the ministry has confirmed about the Land Pooling Policy as well as the approval of the minister.
After almost 5 years, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) cleared Land Pooling Policy in the board meeting during September month. Land Pooling Policy covers the most urbanisable area in the urban extensions of more than 95 villages.
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) have about 200 in which 76 lakh people of Delhi would get accommodated at the homes. For promoting the inclusive and affordable housing there are about 15% FAR are above permissible FAR. In fact, it has also allowed getting the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).
The main core of Land Pooling Policy mainly activates the role in the private sector. In fact, farmers are also involved in the developing of social and physical infrastructure. Many numbers of homeowners or the groups are poking the land parcels for the developments based on the prescribed norms. Many numbers of landowners of the size are willing to participate it under the policy. Minimum land to be pooled will be around 2 hectares and it would also ensure that there is more than the adequate return of land suitable for the development across the form of the Developer Entity. The Delhi Development Authority plays the vital role in facilitating the whole process with planning for the pooling as well as development and it has been taken into account by the Developer Consortiums or Entities.
To make the high efficient development and planning on the infrastructure, there is an innovative and integrated planning approach will be followed in the process. Minimum 70% of the contiguous land is suitable in the developable land in the sector. It is also free from encumbrances required pooled for making the sector highly eligible for the housing scheme development based on Policy.
With considering the better availability of the service and resource, then FAR of 200 will be mainly allowed suitable for the residential or group housing under Land Pooling Policy.
Delhi Development Authority has estimated that it mainly expected for generating on more than 17 Lakh Dwelling units in Delhi. Out of which, there are 5 lakh Dwelling units are available based on the EWS category and it mainly houses more than 76 lakh persons.
Based on the different categories on land return based on the earlier policy would be replaced using uniform land division to about 60:40. This modified policy also makes the number of features for the welfare of the people.
Consortium also retained as 60% pooled land withholding 40% remaining for the DDA. According to the policy, the Consortium would be utilizing the land for the development of the residential, public, semi-public as well as commercial facilities. Based on the MPD-2021 and Land Pooling Policy, it is mainly given under the different aspects.
Remaining 40% in the pooled land are also surrendered with the free of encumbrances which is also mainly option that is required for the DDA and offers the agencies. Keeping the ultimate pace on the new forms of the developments is provided with achieving the vertical mix of the residential, commercial as well as public and semi-public properties based on the building level. Development Controls also introduced for regulating the building with the infrastructure aspects in the developments.
EDC (External Development Charges) is also highly payable for the entire area in the pooled land for installments for covering costs of the city providing the better city level infrastructure.
Grievance Redressal Mechanism based on the DDA also introduced for clearing the operation along with implementing the policy to a great extent. Promoting affordable as well as inclusive housing with the 15% permissible residential FAR allowed affordable or EWS housing.