Land Pooling Policy Approved by DDA – 17 Lakh Affordable Houses to be Built in Delhi

Published Date - 06 October 2018 01:06:42 Updated Date - 06 October 2018 01:11:41

Land owners having land of any size can participate under the land pooling policy, however, the minimum area to be taken up for development would be two hectares.

Delhi will soon get 17 lakh new houses which will be able to accomodate around 76 lakh people in the capital. The decision was taken in a meeting of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Friday in which the much-awaited land pooling policy was approved. The policy now awaits the nod of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

This effectively meant the transfer of pooled land to the DDA will not be required.

Originally, the land pooled under the policy was to be transferred to the DDA, which would act as the developer entity and undertake further sectoral planning and development of infrastructure on the land pooled.

According to the officials, the policy covers urbanizable areas of urban extensions in 95 villages. Formulated with an aim to provide affordable housing in Delhi, the policy is also expected to trigger huge economic, social, and civic development of the city. It is likely to benefit lakhs of farmers while generating immense investment opportunities."DDA cleared much awaited Land Pooling Policy today for approval by MoHUA.

DDA Land Pooling Policy Approved to Build 17 Lakh Houses in Delhi

All the land owners having land of any size can participate under the DDA Land Pooling Policy. Minimum area of land to be taken up for development will be 2 hectares. As per Zonal Development Plan, Developer Entity (DE) / individual can participate in land pooling scheme by pooling land parcels covered under a sector. To ensure “Ease of Doing Business”, Single Window System is being created to implement DDA policy and for 2 stage grievance redressal.

To develop infrastructure, DDA will follow Integrated Sector based planning approach. Any sector will become eligible for development when more than 70% of land of developable area within a sector is assembled. DDA has reduced Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from 400 to 200 keeping in mind the availability of water, land requirement for physical / social infrastructure and its impact on environment.

To boost affordable and inclusive housing, 15% FAR over and above permissible FAR is allowed for EWS category people. For economically weaker sections (EWS), 5 lakh dwelling units are expected to be created. Earlier differential land return was to be carried out in 2 categories, which has now been replaced with uniform division of 60:40 basis to benefit small land holders / farmers.

For developmental purpose, DDA introduces provision to achieve vertical mix of uses (residential, commercial, PSP) at building level. Various developmental controls are introduced to regulate building & infrastructure development. Various service providing agencies will develop roads, water supply, electricity, social infrastructure within 40% of land area in a time bound manner.

Developer will work to develop land under residential, commercial and public & semi-public facilities. All new developments under land pooling policy will follow compulsory green building norms in accordance with MPD and building bye-laws. Usage of dual pipeline, maximum usage of recycled water for non-potable purposes, rain water conservation and zero waste technology. It is also proposed that minimum 10% energy consumption shall be through solar power or other renewable sources.


Sangh Darshan Anand


When ministry of housing and urban affairs will issue notification of land pooling policy in delhi finally. Thanks

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