The honorable Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has finally given green flag to Land Pooling Policy as he assured Federation of Housing Societies and Developers in Delhi and the Delhi Dehat Kisan Morcha that their government will pass the much awaited land policy by 7th of May.
Federation’s secretary Satish Kumar Agarwal stated that the important members of both federation and Kisan Morcha had a meeting with CM Arvind Kejriwal concerned with the approval of Land Pooling Policy which has been stalled by Delhi Government even after Urban Development Ministry approved it in May 2015 as soon as possible.
“We have informed the Chief Minister that the delay on part of the Delhi Government in declaring 89 villages as urban villages and 95 villages as development areas is delaying the development of Delhi,” said Agarwal.
“This policy would not only provide affordable housing to lakhs of people who have already invested over Rs 35,000 crore by purchasing land, but also give boost to social and economic infrastructure of the capital,” Agarwal added.
“The delay in approval to LPP was hurting interests of farmers as they are forced to sell land cheap due to lower circle rates. Once the policy is cleared, circle rates will go up which will help farmers to sell their land at higher rates,” he said further. Moreover, it will also help the Delhi Government to earn more revenue due to increase in circle rates,” he added.
Land Pooling Policy was notified by the Urban Development Ministry as early as on September 5 2013 which after formalization and other things was finally approved by 26 may 2015.
The two units of MCD have also passed it with their consents to the AAP led Delhi Government for final approval.
In the much renowned Master Plan Delhi 2021, the DDA has laid down details that include extension of areas in close proximity of Delhi to provide housing to more than 10 lakh families in Dwarka and Rohini sub cities.