Web portal for land pooling launched

Web portal for land pooling launched

In order to promote affordable and inclusive housing, FAR of 15% over and above maximum permissible residential FAR has also been allowed for EWS/ affordable housing. This will go a long way in meeting the goals of Housing for All

A web portal for the Land Pooling Policy of Delhi has been launched, thus moving one step closer in making the land poling a reality. As a first step towards operationalization of the Policy on fast track mode, the  web-enabled interface on DDA’s website  is  for inviting Expression of Willingness for participation wherein any land owner of contiguous land parcel of any size falling in Planning Zones K-1, L, N and P-II may come forward to register on the website. Through this portal, registration of any contiguous piece /plot of land whether falling in one/multiple khasras owned by single owner/ multiple co- owners which is an undivided jointly owned land in revenue records is allowed. The portal provides a user friendly platform for registration containing all the information w.r.t zone wise maps (zonal/revenue/sector), applicable charges, general guidelines and instructions which can be accessed.

“Land pooling is a new paradigm for the urban development of Delhi, wherein the private sector will play an active role in assembling land and developing physical and social infrastructure,” said Hardeep S Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Housing & Urban Affairs. He was addressing the media while launching the website. “This is in contrast to the prevalent policy of large scale land acquisition by DDA.   Under the new policy, the role of DDA will be that of a facilitator and planner”, he added.

The idea behind land pooling is to aggregate small land pieces into a large parcel, develop necessary infrastructure such as water supply, sewage system and drainage, make provision for larger social and other infrastructure, including transportation and main roads, and return the developed land to owners or developers in a fixed ratio.  This is to ensure development of urban land parcels available in the city, especially on its outskirts, in an efficient, sustainable and equitable manner. It will help develop and expand the city in a planned manner by increasing the supply of fresh land and cater to the demand for housing.

The policy allows an FAR of 200 for group housing/residential use, taking into consideration the availability of resources and services. It is expected to generate about 17 Lakh dwelling units to house about 76 lakh people.  In order to promote affordable and inclusive housing, FAR of 15% over and above maximum permissible residential FAR has also been allowed for EWS/ affordable housing. This will go a long way in meeting the goals of Housing for All. Out of total 17 lakhs dwelling units, more than 05 lakh dwelling units will be for the economically weaker sections of the society.

Further, the new developments under the policy shall comply with the mandatory green building norms as prescribed in the MPD and building byelaws by incorporating principles like dual pipeline, maximum use of recycled water for non-potable purposes, conservation of rain water, zero waste technology etc.  Minimum 10% of all energy consumption shall be through solar power or through other renewable energy sources.

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