Draft Regulation for Operationzation of Land Pooling Policy

These Regulation Shall Be Called As Land Pooling Policy regulations and shall be applicable in the proposed urbanisable areas of the urban extensions,as may be notified by the competent Authority.

  1. Introduction : The Master Plan for Delhi 2021, notified on 07.02.2007 stipulates that the Land Pooling Policy would be based on the optimum utilization of available resources, both public and private in land assembly, development/redevelopment & housing, which has been now been added in the form of Chapter 19.0 on Land Policy Vide S.O No 2687 (E) dt. 5.9.13 ( Annexure A).

The Land Pooling Policy is based on the concept of Land Pooling Wherein the land parcels owned by individuals or group of owners are legally consolidated by transfers the ownership of the part of land back to the land owners for undertaking of development for such areas.

More About Land Pooling Policy

The concept of land pooling policy involves purchasing of rural land by commercial developers at profitable market prices from the farmer and later pools their small rural land pieces forming large land piece. Out of the larger land obtained by land pooling Policy, the government keeps some percentage of land and provide it with infrastructure in a planned manner and return the reconstituted land to the owners, after deducting the cost of the provision of infrastructure and public spaces by the sale of some of the serviced land.

Land Pooling Policy requires the land owners (single/group) legally transfer ownership rights of their purchased land to the government authorized Land Pooling Agency, which is DDA in our situation. The Authority will undertake a particular share from the pooled land for infrastructure development and return the remaining land to the owner.

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is the agency implementing and monitoring the Land Pooling Policy for development according to the Master Plan 2021 with minimum interventions.

Any person or group, who is licensed to acquire land in the identified area, can act as a developer and participate in the land pooling program. The plan insures that each land owner gets an equitable return irrespective of land use assigned to their land with a minimum displacement of existing land.

As soon as the land is pooled or transferred to the land pooling agency, a transfer certificate is issued for the same to the investor. After all the desired developments under the land pooling policy, the final plot is returned back to the developers.

According to the rules and regulated norms, the housing units will range between 32-40 sqm. Under the master plan and Incentives for Green Building norms as per MPD-2021 will be applicable to Housing developed under this policy.

Norms for Land Pooling Policy

Under the land pooling policy of the government, there are certain norms, which are to be taken care of.

In the situation, where the developers from different zones will not coming forward to acquire the land, then the Agency will acquire the land for development through the same land pooling policy.

Under category –I 60% of the Land will be returned to the Developer Entity (DE) while 40% will be retained by DDA for the basic infrastructural development. Under Category-II the DE will get 48% and DDA will retain 52% of the land.

The distribution of land returned to the developers in terms of land use under (60%)category- I, will be 53% Gross Residential, 2% City Level Public/Semi-Public and 5% City Level Commercial. In Category – II the land returned to the developers (48%) will be 43% Gross Residential, 2% City Level Public/Semi-Public and 5% City Level Commercial.

FAR of 400 shall be for Group Housing and FAR of 250 for City Level Commercial City Level Public/Semi-Public with maximum ground coverage of 40%.

Permissibility :

Any land owner, or a group of landowners ( who have grouped together of their own volition/will for this purpose ) or a developer, hereinafter referred to as the “ Developer Entity(DE)/Private Entity(PE),” shall be eligible to participate in the Land Pooling Scheme as per prescribed norms and guidelines stipulated in chapter 19.0 of MPD 2021. The policy is applicable the unbanishable areas of the Urban Extensions for which Zonal Plans have been approved except:


Source: http://dda.org.in/tendernotices_docs/jan14/Draft%20LAND%20POOLING%20POLICY%20regulations%20for%20the%20WEBSITE_290114.pdf