Land Pooling Policy, which covers the greenfield areas in five zones viz., J, K-1, L, N and P-II coming under the Master Plan of Delhi-2021, has finally been approved by the DDA.
BJP MLA Vijender Gupta confirmed that DDA’s land pooling policy has finally been approved. It was cleared at the Authority’s board meeting chaired by the LG, Anil Baijal on Friday.
The policy will now go to the UD Ministry and is likely to be notified within two to three weeks.
The work on this ambitious policy, after being stuck for a long time because of various reasons, was resumed after the pending issue of the notification of the 89 villages under the DMC Act of 1957 and declaration of 95 villages as development area of the DDA under Section 12 of Delhi Development Act of 1957, were resolved in May 2017.
Later, in October 2017, Land pooling Policy was simplified for speedy execution. DDA’s role was limited to that of a facilitator and planner as against the role initially envisaged for it. These changes were accepted later, in December, in a meeting chaired by LG on 21st.
Originally, land pooled under the policy was to be transferred to DDA. It was then supposed to undertake further sectoral planning and development of infrastructure in the pooled land. At the December meeting, it had decided to do away with this requirement. It said that land title will continue to be with the original landowners. This was to help landowners with one-side stamp duty, their concern regarding transparency and for the speedy execution of the policy.
For the implementation of the land pooling policy, public notices were published in newspapers in January. Objections, suggestions and observations or views were invited within a period of 45 days from the general public.
In all, 734 objections, suggestions and observations or views were received. A public hearing was done on modifications to the Chapter-19 of Policy and to the regulations for operationalization of Policy. A 3-day public hearing session on the proposed modifications was concluded by the board of enquiry in July 2018.
This report prepared by the board of inquiry was discussed and approved at the authority’s board meeting that was chaired by lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Friday.