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Delhi's land pooling policy expected to generate 17 lakh dwelling units: Housing ministry
ETRealty  |  February 7, 2019

Ankit Sharma New Delhi

The land pooling policy in Delhi is expected to generate about 17 lakh dwelling units to house about 76 lakh people, informed Hardeep S Puri, minister of state (I/C) for housing & urban affairs. Out of total 17 lakh dwelling units, more than five lakh dwelling units will be for the economically weaker sections of the society.


Puri was addressing the media during the launch of a web portal for the land pooling policy.


The web-enabled interface on DDA’s website is for inviting Expression of Willingness for participation wherein any land owner of contiguous land parcel of any size falling in planning zones K-1, L, N and P-II may come forward to register on the website.


Through this portal, registration of any contiguous piece /plot of land whether falling in one/multiple khasras owned by single owner/ multiple co- owners which is an undivided jointly owned land in revenue records is allowed.


The portal will remain open for a period of six months.


Puri further said that the policy allows an FAR of 200 for group housing / residential use, taking into consideration the availability of resources and services. In order to promote affordable and inclusive housing, FAR of 15% over and above maximum permissible residential FAR has also been allowed for EWS/ affordable housing.


According to the housing minister, the private sector will play an active role in assembling land and developing physical and social infrastructure.


"The new developments under the policy shall comply with the mandatory green building norms as prescribed in the MPD and building byelaws by incorporating principles like dual pipeline, maximum use of recycled water for non-potable purposes, conservation of rain water, zero waste technology etc, the ministry said in a statement.


On assembly/pooling of minimum 70% contiguous land of the sector and on completion of verification of revenue records, DDA will issue a notice to constituent land owners of the sector, to form a single entity called the 'Consortium'.


Under the policy provisions, the consortium formed will be required to prepare an implementation plan in consultation with all constituent landowner and sign a formal contract agreement amongst them before applying to DDA as a single entity for taking up development within the sector.