DDA finally approves land pooling policy :
The policy, which has been hanging fire for five years, was cleared for approval by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Friday. The policy covers urbanizable areas of urban extensions in 95 villages. Formulated with an aim to provide affordable housing in Delhi, the policy is also expected to trigger economic development and generate one lakh jobs.
NEW DELHI: Delhi will soon get 17 lakh new houses that will be able to accommodate 76 lakh people. The Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) ambitious but much delayed Land Pooling policy was finally approved on Friday in the authority’s board meeting chaired by Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal.
Differential land return in two categories has been replaced with uniform division of land on 60:40 basis in the modified Policy, thereby benefitting 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 developments.
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.
New developments under the land pooling policy shall comply with the mandatory green building norms as prescribed in the MPD and building byelaws incorporating principles like dual pipeline, maximum use of recycled water for non-potable purposes, conservation of rain water, zero waste technology etc. Minimum 10% of all energy consumption shall be through solar power or through other renewable energy sources.
Keeping in line with the goal of ‘ease of doing business’ Single Window System is being created for implementation of policy in DDA and a two-stage Grievance Redressal Mechanism within DDA.
As part of the policy, DDA will act as a facilitator and planner and the process of pooling and development will be taken up by developer entities or consortiums.
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