Under the Land Pooling Policy, 17 lakh new houses will be built for accommodating more than 76 lakh people. Recently, The Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) has approved the Land Pooling Policy on Friday after the delay on the authority of the board meeting. The Land Pooling Policy has been approved in the meeting having the Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal chaired it.
For more than 5 years, the policy has been hanging and mostly delayed for many numbers of reasons. Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has cleared for the approval of the Land Pooling Policy on Friday. Land Pooling Policy especially covers the wide number of urban areas along with the urban extension to about 95 villages. With the main aim of providing the most affordable housing system in Delhi, the Land Pooling Policy has been expected to easily trigger the economic development for more than 1 lakh jobs.
According to the source, the Land Pooling Policy needs to be facilitated by the DDA and each plan for the devilment must be done by the DDA. The entire process of the pooling and development will be undertaken by the developer of the consortium and entities.
Under the Land Pooling Policy detailed criteria, the landowners who have the land of any size could participate on the Land Pooling Policy so that it would be a benefit for them. The minimum area taken for the development is 2 Hectares according to the source. Individual or Developer Entity (DE) could conveniently participate in the scheme by easily pooling the land parcels that are covered under the Zonal Development Plan sector in the area.
Modern Integrated Sector-based planning is completely based on the approach on the infrastructure development to the high extent. The sector also mainly comprises of the land about 250 to 300 hectares. Almost a minimum 70% of the contiguous land has been developed under the sector free that is also encumbrance that is specially assembled under the sector. Only the sectors are eligible for the development under Policy are completely based on the individual with the developer entity. The consortium is also developed under the 2 hectares of land could also take for the developments.
According to the recent report that states that DDA have reduced earlier Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from 400 to 200 with the view availability of the resources such as water, impact on the environment as well as the requirement of the social and physical aspects. With results of the Floor Area Ratio (FAR), the Land Pooling Policy has been delayed for many reasons. DDA expects only about 17 lakh dwelling units and it has been especially on the Land Pooling Policy instead of projected 24 lakh dwelling units.
For promoting the inclusive and affordable housing, more than 15% FAR are allowed for the EWS or affordable housing. There were about 5 lakh dwelling units to be expected on creating the economically weaker sections on society. Land pooling policy is the assembly of small rural lands that is converted for the large parcels with the readjustment.
Land Pooling Policy mainly covers the urbanizable areas based on the urban extensions for more than 95 villages. Delhi has been fortunate for becoming the high-end influential city that has attained more growth with the growth of different infrastructure. With ever-growing population along with easily increasing the importance of stature on time that has come for the Delhi that brings the more extensive plan for tackling the problem for pertaining the lands. It has been specially formulated on providing the most affordable housing for the people in Delhi. Land Pooling Policy also executed to trigger the huge economics, civil and social development in the city.
Land returned based on the 2 categories are differential been replaced on the uniform division with the land on the 60:40 basis on modified Policy. With getting the absolute benefit from small landholders or farmers. For keeping the pace on new forms that have been developed for the benefit of achieving the vertical mix for the uses of residential, commercial and PSP with the building level. Many numbers of Additional Development Controls also been introduced on regulating the building and infrastructure aspects with the developments.
The Service providing agencies would be taking the development of infrastructure trunk that includes the roads, electricity, greens, and water supply along with many other social infrastructures to the high extent. With 40% of land area based on the time-bound aspects. Developer Entity or Consortium would be taking the internal development for the land that is under the residential, commercial as well as semi-public and public facilities for the Policy.
There are also many numbers of developments made based on the land pooling policy that would comply with mandatory green building norms mainly prescribed based on MPD. In fact, it is also much simpler with building then principles incorporated with the dual pipeline, conservation of the rainwater, recycled water for non-potable purposes, zero waste technology and many more. With about 10% minimum on energy consumption are efficient on solar power that is through with the renewable energy sources.
Single Window System has been created with the goal of ‘ease of doing business’ with the implementation of the Land Pooling Policy in the DDA along with the 2 stage Grievance Redressal Mechanism based on the authority of the DDA. In fact, it is also likely to have more benefit for the farmers to generate the immense investment on the opportunities that are related to the policy.