Centre Approves Land Pooling Policy For Delhi

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The Centre has approved a land pooling policy for Delhi, which will allow the city to get 17 lakh housing units capable of accommodating 76 lakh people. A senior official of the ministry also confirmed that land pooling policy has been approved by the minister. Under the policy, agencies will develop infrastructure like roads, schools, hospitals, community centres and stadia on part of the pooled land and return a portion of the plot to farmers who can later execute housing projects with the help of private builders.
Last December, the DDA’s highest decision-making body had approved simplification of the land pooling policy in the national capital and the authority’s role as being a “facilitator, regulator and planner only”. Land owners having area of any size can participate under the land pooling policy. However, the minimum area to be taken up for development would be two hectares. A Developer Entity (DE)/ individual can participate in the scheme by pooling land parcels covered under a sector as per the Zonal Development Plan, the DDA had said in September.