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Bjp And Aap’s View On Land Pooling Policy May Decide Their Fate In The Municipal Election In Delhi In 2017

Posted By : Mar 24 2017

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The land pooling policy also known as the LPP model is a system that aims to house the rising population of Delhi. Hence, it is imperative that the opinion of the contesting parties on the LPP policy may have a significant effect on their fate in the Delhi Municipal Elections that is scheduled to be held on 2017. The policy has still not been implemented and is stuck in the pipeline for almost two years. As a result of which it is depriving Delhi of prosperity and development. Also, it is giving rise to several illegal colonies and slums.

However, the cynosure of attention was bitter debates that took place between the governor of Delhi and the AAP party. The theme of the fierce political battle of AAP government is the fact that it is not given full freedom so that it can function in an efficient manner. Hence, the main election slogan of AAP to voters is to vote them to power in the Municipal Elections that is scheduled to be held on 2017. Apart from coming to power in the Delhi municipality, they are also going big over the fact that they have the ability to transform Delhi. However, facts show that the issue of LPP has been sacrificed for a considerable period. The national capital of India, Delhi has witnessed a massive growth of population through both organic and migratory causes. On the other hand, the current accommodation facilities of Delhi can house only 1.6 crore people. As a result, the rest of the population stays in illegal slums and colonies.

With the passage of time this population is expected to grow, and by the year 2022, the people of Delhi would reach around three crore people. The present challenge the Delhi government is facing is to house the rising number of individuals with adequate infrastructure. The increasing population growth has prompted the Urban Development Ministry and the Delhi Development Authority to send the instant notification to the LPP. LPP, also known as Land Pooling Policy is a model that is used to tackle rising population growth and it also has global accreditations. Many experts are of the opinion that the LPP policy should have been implemented in 2015 right after it has been notified by the government authorities. But it is not the case. The government of Delhi is still lagging behind the task of telling 89 villages that are identified as areas to be developed.

Once vocal about the speedy implementation of LPP, Kejriwal, the present Chief Minister, has gone to silent mode on the LPP. The APP’s demand is that it should be given 10% of the land so that it can develop social infrastructures on them. When they get the desired percentage of land, they would notify the villages that would ultimately allow the LPP to move forward.

On the other hand, many urban expert planners are of the opinion that the demand of land by the AAP party is baseless. Ramesh Menon, the founder of Certes Realty, said that” The responsibility of developing social and physical infrastructure is the duty of the government. For this, it cannot forward such baseless demands”. Moreover, the Delhi Government already has a huge amount of land in its possession. Between several agencies of the Delhi Government, there are almost 3500 acres of land. Also, in the year 2015, the AAP government has transferred all the common village area into the development communities that are marked by the DDA. Hence, the AAP government has almost 8000 acres of land in its possession. The community notification has still not been sent, and thus the LPP policy is still in the pipeline. Nothing productive has taken place. Delhi is bound to suffer, and it is crystal clear to the citizens of Delhi that the ongoing political clash between BJP and AAP would deprive them of development.