1. DDA clears the Land Pooling Policy for Delhi for approval by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The policy covers urbanize areas of urban extensions in 95 villages. Formulated with an aim to provide affordable housing in Delhi Smart City, the policy is also expected to trigger huge economic, social, and civic development of the city. It is likely to benefit lakhs of farmers while generating immense investment opportunities.
2. Keeping in line with the goal of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Single Window System is being created for implementation of policy in DDA. All processes of receiving applications, verification, grant of approvals and licenses, etc. will be completed in a time bound manner.
3. Land owners having land of any size can participate under the land pooling policy. However, the minimum area to be taken up for development would be two hectares. A Developer Entity (DE)/ individual can participate in the scheme by pooling land parcels covered under a sector as per Zonal Development Plan.
4. The core of the policy is public participation. DDA will act as a facilitator and planner and the process of pooling and development will be taken up by Developer Entities/ Consortium.
5. Considering the availability of resources and services, FAR of 200 is recommended for the development in the Land Pooling Policy keeping in view availability of water, requirement of land for physical and social infrastructure and impact on environment. At 200 FAR, the water requirement can be met to a large extent through compulsory dual pipeline and reduction in unaccounted losses of water.
6. Physical and Social infrastructure can also be provided as per MPD 2021 norms. As per NCAER (National Council for Applied Economic Research) 200 FAR makes the land polling economically viable. Reasonable IRR (Internal Rate of Return) can be achieved at 200 FAR.
7. For smooth planning and development of infrastructure, integrated Sector-based planning approach shall be followed. A sector will comprise of 250 to 300 Hectares of land. Once minimum 70% contiguous land of the developable area within a sector, free of encumbrances is assembled, such sectors shall be eligible for development under the Policy where any individual, developer entity or consortium with minimum two hectares of land can take up development.
8. Differential land return in two categories has been replaced with uniform division of land on 60:40 basis in the modified Policy, thereby benefiting small land holders/farmers. To keep pace with new forms of development, provision for achieving a vertical mix of uses (residential, commercial, PSP) at building level is introduced. Additional Development Controls have been introduced to regulate building and infrastructure aspects of development.
9. Compensation in the form of Tradable FAR has been introduced to allow the DE/ Consortium to utilize the entire allowable FAR within the 60% land. Provisions for amalgamation and sub division of city level public, semi-public plots and commercial plots have been introduced.
10. With 200 FAR Delhi will get 17 lakh Dwelling units to house 76 lakh persons. In order to promote affordable and inclusive housing, 15% FAR over and above the permissible FAR has also been allowed for EWS/ Affordable Housing in Delhi. Out of the total of 17 lakh dwelling units, more than five lakh dwelling units will be created for the economically weaker sections of the society.
11. Service providing agencies will take up the development of trunk infrastructure, i.e. roads, water supply, electricity, greens, including social infrastructure, etc. within 40% of the land area, in a time bound manner. The Developer Entity/Consortium shall take up internal development of land under residential, commercial and public & semi-public facilities as per the Policy.