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Land Pooling Policy – Frequently Asked Questions

Posted By : Apr 18 2019

Posted On : Dwarka L Zone Consultants

1. What is Land Pooling Policy?

Land Pooling Policy is a visionary scheme of DDA to simplify land acquisition and development work in the Capital. It aims to combine smaller land fragments into larger units to undertake wholesome development of residential and commercial infrastructure in the urban extension areas.

It was approved last year and is already at land registration stage. (For detailed land pooling procedure read 13 below.)

2. What are the stages of land pooling?

Broadly, land pooling has three simple stages: existence of available land fragments in the urban extensions, their pooling by willing landowners (sector wise) and planning and development of this land.

3. In what areas of Delhi is the land pooling policy applicable?

As of now, Land Pooling Policy is applicable in the urban extension areas of Delhi. DDA hopes to solve the housing crisis in the capital by developing these areas. These are Zone J, K-1, L, N and P-II. Together these five zones cover land owned by landowners from nearly 95 villages.

4. What are the minimum basic conditions for land pooling?

It is important to note that pooling of land will be done sector wise in every zone as mentioned in the respective Zonal Development Plan.

At the same time, a minimum of 70% continuous land, of the total developable area, in a sector must be pooled. This continuous stretch of land should also be free of any legal or physical encumbrances. A sector will become eligible for development only on meeting these conditions.

5. How will the distribution of pooled land occur?

Of the total land that is pooled in a sector the Consortium/land owner will be eligible to retain 60% land. The Consortium/land owner shall use this land for the development of residential, commercial, public and semi-public facilities as outlined in the policy.

The remaining 40% land must be surrendered to DDA or any other agency as and when required by them for the development of city level infrastructure.

6. What does Implementation Plan refer to?

Implementation Plan will be a document, a blueprint, outlining the development work that a Consortium wants to take on their share of the land. All member landowners of a Consortium must agree upon one formula for redistribution of developed land/built space and this should be a part of the ‘implementation plan’. The Consortium must convey the Implementation Plan to DDA.

7. What are External Development Charges for?

External Development Charges or EDC are to fund the development of city-level infrastructure that will be taken by DDA or some other agency.These will be applicable on the total area of pooled land and shall be borne by the land owners.