After two years, the Union Ministry of Urban Government has given its approval to Delhi’s LLP (Land Pooling Policy). The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has been notified the rules and conditions after getting permission from the Lieutenant Governor. Around 89 villages have been turned into urban under this new rule and will also be developed as per the DDA (Delhi Development Authority). Over two years, the policy was stuck because of not getting approval for urbanizing agricultural lands from the concerned authorities. According to the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957 of section 12, once rural villages have turned as urban then they required being converted into developmental areas. Only after satisfying these criteria the Delhi Development Authority can able to invite aggregators and landowners to surrender their lands.
What is DDA 2021 Master plan?
The existing property in Delhi are far from the reach of a normal man, and the space crunch also restricts some new developments. Due to these two aspects, the Delhi Government has hardly participated in the Delhi Property markets. The Delhi Development Authority has planned to build up to 25lakhs of housing units by 2021 under its Master Plan. This plan would require land of 10000 hectares in order to meet its target. This DDA policy will surely affect six satellite zones and around 96 villages. However, this will help the development body a lot to meet its target. Even if half of the 20000 acres of land has developed, then it would be enough to fulfill the housing needs of the National Capital Delhi, according to the DDA and hence the government is taking steps in this direction.
The Scheme of DDA
Under the Master Plan 2021 scheme, farmers can directly able to transfer their agricultural lands to the DDA that would accept the land parcels, which is more than 2 hectares. This is because those two hectares used to develop infrastructures like drainage, road, water supply, electricity, sewer lines and so on. After that, the Government body would also return some fixed percentage of lands to the farmers. For both parties, this policy is a win-win situation. The Delhi Development Authority’s land pooling model has two types of schemes such as,
- People those who surrender land between 2 to 20 hectares can get back 48% of the developed land parcel
- People those who contribute more than 20 hectares can get 60% of the developed land parcel back.
Certain conflicting policies
The Government has approved FAR (floor area ratio) for the Transit-Oriented Development Policy. FAR means the ratio of the sum of building floor area to the plot size on which it is built at 400. However, the floor ratio is less than 250 for the LPP. While Transit-Oriented Development Policy promotes a development of areas within high transport systems like the Delhi Metro, but LPP aims to develop a large area for a residential and commercial purpose.
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