New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta has written to the Union Urban Development Ministry seeking to authorise Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to implement Land Pooling Policy, claiming it will provide cheaper houses to 20 lakh families.

In a press release, Gupta alleged that the Delhi government is intentionally not implementing this scheme and, therefore, lakhs of families are not getting cheaper houses and farmers are not getting remunerative prices of their land.

“Standing Committees of South Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation had given their approval to urbanise 89 villages of the capital. Map prepared by DDA based on this approval of municipal corporations, was sent to Revenue Department of the Delhi government for verification of relevant khasras and for issue of notification.

“Delhi government has kept matter pending intentionally so that Union government is not able to claim credit for providing cheaper housing to the poor,” the BJP leader alleged.

He also claimed that DDA wanted to declare 95 villages of the national capital as a development area for their development but Delhi government does not want this to happen.

“Delhi government is creating a number of obstacles in the matter. That is why notification to declare 89 villages as urbanised villages have not been issued so far.

“For the reason, number of legal hurdles is coming in the way of developing these villages as a scheme of Union government to provide houses to 20 lakh people is intentionally blocked by Delhi government,” he said.

Source from: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/vijender-gupta-seeks-to-authorise-dda-to-implement-lpp/1/858136.html

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