इसी माह लागू होगी नई लैंड पूलिंग पॉलिसी, योजना पर 700 लोगों से ली गई प्रतिक्रिया

दिल्ली में नई लैंड पूलिंग पॉलिसी इसी माह के अंत तक लागू हो सकती है। बिल्डर्स और किसानों सहित करीब 700 लोगों से योजना पर प्रतिक्रियाएं मिलने के बाद दिल्ली विकास प्राधिकरण (डीडीए) ने इसे लागू करने की तैयारी लगभग पूरी कर ली है। गुरुवार को हुई बैठक के बाद साफ हो चुका है कि अगले सप्ताह तक डीडीए की बोर्ड बैठक भी हो जाएगी।

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उपराज्यपाल अनिल बैजल की अध्यक्षता में होने वाली इस बैठक में डीडीए की ओर से लैंड पूलिंग पॉलिसी और लोगों की प्रतिक्रियाओं के समावेश से जुड़ी फाइल पर अंतिम मंजूरी के लिए चर्चा होगी। इसके बाद डीडीए पॉलिसी लागू करने के लिए मंत्रालय को भेजेगा।

डीडीए के एक अधिकारी ने बताया कि जनसुनवाई खत्म होने के बाद लोगों की प्रतिक्रियाओं को नई योजना में शामिल किया जा रहा है। चूंकि काफी समय से इस पॉलिसी को लेकर लोग ऐतराज जता रहे हैं। इसलिए आपत्तियां एवं सुझावों पर चर्चा करने के बाद इनमें जरूरी प्रतिक्रियाओं को योजना में शामिल करने का निर्णय लिया है।

उन्होंने बताया कि लैंड पूलिंग पॉलिसी को लेकर बीते दिनों हुई जनसुनवाई में किसान और बिल्डर्स के अलावा भी लोग मौजूद थे। वीडियो रिकॉर्डिंग के जरिए इनकी प्रतिक्रियाओं को रिकॉर्ड में रखा गया है। कई लोगों ने वर्ष 2013 की पॉलिसी को ही ठीक बताते हुए नई योजना का विरोध भी किया है, लेकिन डीडीए ने नई और पुरानी दोनों ही योजना की स्टडी करने के बाद ही इस दिशा में आगे कदम रखा है।

Source : https://www.amarujala.com/delhi-ncr/new-land-pooling-policy-will-be-applicable-this-month-in-delhi

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Delhi: Land pooling policy has farmers worried

At the public hearings on modifications to the DDA’s land pooling policy, rural landowners voiced concerns that certain conditions of the policy will marginalise them completely.

The policy affects 95 Delhi villages which come under five zones, and have been notified as ‘urbanisable’.

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At the public hearings on modifications to the DDA’s land pooling policy, rural landowners voiced concerns that certain conditions of the policy will marginalise them completely. Public hearings are being held by a Board of Enquiry, on objections and suggestions over modifications in the land pooling policy which were introduced in January. The policy affects 95 Delhi villages which come under five zones, and have been notified as ‘urbanisable’.

Hearings saw concerns raised by both developers, who have bought land in the villages to participate in land pooling, and land-owning farmers.

Primary concern of the farmers is their inability to pay the External Development Charge (EDC) demanded of them. According to the policy, they will retain 60 per cent of the land they give for pooling, and hand over 40 per cent to public bodies to develop civic infrastructure. However, the expenses for this will be raised through EDC collected from landowners, which according to the original policy would amount to Rs 2 crore per acre of land meant for pooling.

The EDC amount has been rephrased as ‘per actual cost’, but farmers believe that the final amount will not differ much from the previous Rs 2 crore per acre. “I own eight acres of land, and my earnings from it in a good year comes up to Rs 50,000. Am I supposed to pay Rs 16 crore as EDC?,” said Ram Kumar Rana from Nangli Poona.

Source : https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/delhi-dda-land-pooling-policy-farmers-worried-5244775/

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Public suggestions to be heard by board on July 2-3, says DDA

Experts welcome the move as a step in the right direction but say clarity required on how the urban body intends to integrate functions of other government departments

Public suggestions and objections on DDA’s land pooling policy, which is expected to meet the residential needs of about 95 lakh people besides stimulating economic growth, will be put before the authority’s Board of Enquiry and Hearing on July 2-3, an official statement has said.

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Urban planners and experts have welcomed the move but said clarity required on how the urban body intends to integrate functions of other government agencies.

“It’s a step in the positive direction to involve the suggestions of the stakeholders pre notification. However, it’s not clear yet on how DDA intends to integrate the functions of other  government departments such as revenue, MCD etc to facilitate land pooling. An exercise of this scale cannot be executed without a robust technology support, which is yet to be commissioned by DDA. Urbanization through land pooling is the future and large scale institutional investment, both domestic and international needs be solicited. Hence, it’s important that their point of view also be considered along with the landowners,” says Ramesh Menon, Certes Realty.

In December last year, the policy was simplified for speedy execution. DDA was to act as a facilitator and planner as against the role initially envisaged for it as a part of simplification of execution of land pooling policy. What that means was that the transfer of pooled land to the DDA will not be required.

Originally, land pooled under the policy was to be transferred to DDA which was to act as the Developer Entity (DE) and undertake further sectoral planning and development of infrastructure in the pooled land. At the December meeting it had decided to do away with this requirement and said that land title will continue to be with the original land owners.

“For implementation of land pooling policy, public notices were published in newspapers on January 11-12 for inviting objections, suggestions and observations or views within a period of 45 days from the general public. In all, 734 objections, suggestions and observations or views have been received,” the DDA said in a statement.

Individual hearing of the persons who have filed their objections, suggestions and observations or views will now be held on July 2-3 before the DDA’s Board of Enquiry and Hearing at the DDA headquarters in Vikas Sadan, it said.

In December last year, DDA was also asked to ensure single-window clearance mechanism for according necessary approvals for speedy implementation.

Land Pooling Policy covers the greenfield areas in five zones viz., J, K-1, L, N and P-II coming under the Master Plan of Delhi-2021. To incentivise dense development for effective utilisation of scarce land resource in the national capital, the policy permits enhanced FAR of 400 as against the present 150. To promote affordable housing, an additional FAR of 15 percent is also allowed.

About 22,000 hectares of land is expected to be pooled which could meet the needs of about 95 lakh people. Land pooling would catalyse economic, social and civic development of the national capital besides triggering substantial investments and employment generation.

Affordable houses for economically weaker sections to be built under the policy shall be of the size of 32-40 sq mt. Half of this housing stock shall be retained by the Developer Entity to house Community Service People working for the residents/owners of the Group Housing. These houses will be built at the site or at premises contiguous to the site allotted. The other half of affordable houses shall be sold to DDA at the base cost of Rs 2,000 per sq ft for further sale to beneficiaries.

Issues pending with the Delhi government, such as, notification of 89 villages under the DMC Act, 1957, and declaration of 95 villages as development area of the DDA under Section 12 of Delhi Development Act, 1957, were resolved in May and June last year respectively.

Source : https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/land-pooling-public-feedback-to-be-put-before-board-on-july-2-3-says-dda-2615051.html

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land pooling policy in July

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday said that a public hearing on the land pooling policy will be conducted on July 2 and 3. The urban body had issued public notices in January inviting all stakeholders to give objections and suggestions within a period of 45 days.

“Individual hearing of the persons who have filed their objections, suggestions, observations and views will be held on July 2 and 3, before the Board of Enquiry and Hearing,” the DDA said in a statement.

Through the land pooling policy, there will be uniform distribution of land to the respective landowners, said a senior DDA official.

“The land pooling policy, which was announced in 2013, has been reviewed by the DDA for the purpose of speedy and easy execution. The developer entity can be an individual land owner of one or more parcels of land in a delineated sector, adding up to a minimum of two hectares,” said the senior official.

The urban body said: “The developer entity can also be a group of land owners who have voluntarily grouped together through a valid and legally enforceable agreement, adding up to a minimum of two hectares. An entity, including a corporate entity, representing a group of landowners having an area of two hectares or more, can also be the developer entity.”

“Differential land return has been replaced with uniform division of land to respective land owners on a 60:40 basis. The developer entity or consortium will retain 60% of the pooled land and hold the remaining 40% on behalf of the DDA, which is to be surrendered as when required,” added the official.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/public-hearing-on-land-pooling-policy-in-july/article24214146.ece

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Land pooling policy ready and “board of hearing” to be held by month-end: DDA VC

Under the policy, agencies will develop infrastructure on the pooled land and return a portion of the plot to the farmer who can execute housing projects with the help of private builders.

Delhi Development Authority vice-chairman Udai Pratap Singh has said the land pooling policy was ready and “board of hearing” would be held by month-end.

“Hopefully by July-end, the policy on land pool will be submitted to the ministry which will notify it,” he told reporters at a press briefing organised by the housing and urban affairs ministry.

Under the policy, agencies will develop infrastructure such as roads, schools, hospitals, community centres, stadia on the pooled land and return a portion of the plot to the farmer who can execute housing projects with the help of private builders.

Earlier this week, housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Puri had told Moneycontrol in an exclusive interaction that all the work on the land pooling policy had been done.

“Land pooling got mixed up with master Plan amendment. Now that the court has lifted its stay we are in the process of the 15- day consultation. That 15-day consultation period will be over on June 9. We will then listen to people, have meetings, people now have got time to submit their suggestions. So, my answer to land pooling is… very soon.”

In March, a parliamentary panel had pulled up DDA for delay in finalizing the policy, even five years after it was notified.

Land pooling in Delhi is expected to meet the residential needs of about 95 lakh people besides stimulating economic growth. It was earlier to be in place by end of April this year.

In December last year, the policy was simplified for speedy execution. Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was to act as a facilitator and planner as against the role initially envisaged for it as a part of simplification of execution of land pooling policy. The last date for receiving objections and suggestions from the public was February 24.

Originally, land pooled under the policy was to be transferred to DDA which was to act as the Developer Entity (DE) and undertake further sectoral planning and development of infrastructure in the pooled land. At the December meeting it had decided to do away with this requirement and said that land title will continue to be with the original landowners.

DDA was also asked to ensure single-window clearance mechanism for according necessary approvals for speedy implementation.

Said Ramesh Menon of Certes Realty Ltd, “The objections and suggestion made by experts to the Chapter 19 of the MPD 2021 needs to be addressed immediately, and the process of engagement between DDA, the DE and the landowners need to be formalised. Wherever needed, experts from the private sector should be roped in for effectively defining the process.”

Land Pooling Policy covers the greenfield areas in five zones viz., J, K-1, L, N and P-II coming under the Master Plan of Delhi-2021. To incentivise dense development for effective utilization of scarce land resource in the national capital, the policy permits enhanced FAR of 400 as against the present 150. To promote affordable housing, an additional FAR of 15 percent is also allowed.

About 22,000 hectares of land is expected to be pooled which could meet the needs of about 95 lakh people. Land pooling would catalyse economic, social and civic development of the national capital besides triggering substantial investments and employment generation.

Under the Land Pooling Policy, 60 percent of pooled land would be returned to landowners after infrastructure development if the pooled land is 20 hectares and above and 48 percent would be returned if the land pooled is between 2 and 20 hectares. Of the 60 percent of returned land, 53 percent will be for residential purposes, 5 percent for city-level commercial use and 2 percent for public and semi-public use. In the other case, the same would be 43 per cent, 3 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

Affordable houses for Economically Weaker Sections to be built under the policy shall be of the size of 32-40 sq mt. Half of this housing stock shall be retained by the developer entity to house community service people working for the residents/owners of the group housing. These houses will be built at the site or at premises contiguous to the site allotted. The other half of affordable houses shall be sold to DDA at the base cost of Rs 2,000 per sq ft for further sale to beneficiaries.

Menon says that “instead of relying on the in-house expertise of DDA, the assistance of organisations with management bandwidth, financial understanding & ground level expertise should be enlisted to fast-track the process of operationalisation”

The main challenges before DDA are three-fold – what will the actual operationalisation mechanism be like – the process of re-allotment (how will the 60 percent land be returned to the developer), when will spatial and services planning be initiated by DDA for the five zones and finally how will it put in place infrastructure and manpower to provide the last mile connect with people.

”DDA doesn’t have the last mile connect and infrastructure to handle the physical operationalisation of land pooling. Multiple agencies like DJB, MCD etc. have to be roped in, and policy interventions to be made immediately to augment the infrastructure needs of these proposed smart zones. Do not repeat the mistakes of Rohini and Dwarka,” adds Menon.

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