Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has approved a proposal to develop 95 villages under Land Pooling Policy (LPP) in association with DDA (Delhi Development Authority), which contributes by constructing 25 lakh houses. Total area of 95 villages is nearly 77,000 acres, out of it 40,000 acres are available for real estate. All the villages to be developed under the policy are located in west, north and north-western parts of Delhi.
Sections of Villages to be Developed
All villages have been categorized into 5 zones under section 12 (1) of Delhi Development Act 1957, mentioned below:
- K-1 (20 villages)
- L (30 villages)
- N (21 villages)
- P-2 (23 villages)
- J (1 village)
As per Master Plan of DDA 2021, 10,000 hectares land is required for the construction of 25 lakh houses. Responsibility has been given to DDA to provide basic social & physical infrastructure includes – Sewerage, proper water supply, bus terminals etc.
Due to high requirement of land to complete this project, government says that, “in case If 50 acre or more land is pooled by DDA, then 60% of pooled land will be returned to farmers by land owning agency.”
DDA will have to return 48% of the land, In case the land pooled in 5 acres.
Government has ensured to appoint officers for Land Pooling Policy by creating a separate department for this purpose. Who will be responsible to identify land to be pooled in villages, also DDA is all set to keep records of landowners in relevant villages.