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Delhi Government Declares 89 Villages As Urban Areas Based On Land Pooling Policy

According to the recent notification, Government of Delhi has declared to make major development in around 89 villages. Urban areas in Delhi will be modernized with the infrastructure projects in the localities.

Urban Development Department of Delhi government has recently issued the notification based on this regard. With the approval of the Lt Governor Anil Baijal, for Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) in the recent Land-Pooling Policy (LPP).

Land Pooling Policy has been stuck for more than 2 years. With the approval of Land Pooling Policy in the 89 villages, there is no need for the Delhi Government to buy land from DDA to develop the facilities like Electrical Sub-Stations, Industrial Areas, Stadiums, Hostels, Schools, Old-Age Homes and many others.

The Land Pooling Policy also aims at bringing the people or group of landowners who are living in the urban places in the periphery of Delhi is about to get the land from the DDA. Public infrastructure like the roads and many other facilities is likely to be developed by the DDA as a part of the Land Pooling Policy. The pooled land will be returned as the substantial portion of the plot of owners.

Returned portion of the land in Delhi have the increased value with the development of the high-end infrastructure located nearby. AAP Government has declared some of the villages as the urban areas and they are Sultanpur Dabas, Neb Sarai, Bazidpur Takran, Baprola, Mukhmelpur, Goela Khurd, Salahpur Majra, Bakkarwala, and Neelwal.

DDA’s Master Plan Delhi 2021 has regained the implementation of the policy with the proposed construction of around 25 Lakh housing units in 10,000 hectares of land and the whole process will be completed by 2021. According to the DDA estimates there are 2.5 lakh houses that include 50, 000 Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) units and it requires more than 1,000 hectares of land.

Land Pooling Policy brings more relief for the small farmers, providing flexibility to farmers to trade land, self-penalty on the DDA for any delays or ties with the developers based on the policy.Vijender Gupta, BJP MLA and Opposition Leader in Delhi Assembly welcomes this move with stating that it is one of “historical” move to accelerate the process in providing the most affordable housing for more than 20 Lakh families.

Vijender Gupta states that this act would automatically fill up the infrastructural deficit in Delhi leading to crop up the unauthorized colonies. The notification also comes with the direct cognizance that has been taken by Delhi L-G.