DDA Land Pooling Policy Approved!!
Frequently asked questions
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What is concept of Land Pooling as per MPD-2021?

The large scale Land Acquisition, Development and Disposal Policy of Delhi approved in 1961 is still in operation. However, land acquisition and planned development has not kept pace with the increasing demands of urbanization during the last five decades. Moreover, the process of acquisition is increasingly challenged by land owners due to low compensation as compared to the market value. Therefore, the new land policy is based on the concept of Land Pooling wherein the land parcels owned by individuals or group of owners are legally consolidated by transfer of ownership rights to the designated Land Pooling Agency, which later, transfers the ownership of the part of land, back to the land owners for undertaking of development for such areas. The policy is applicable in the proposed urbanisable areas of the Urban Extensions for which Zonal Plans have been approved.

DDA Land Pooling Policy
DDA Landpooling Procedure

What are guideline principles?

Guideline principles are:

  • Govt. / DDA to act as a facilitator with minimum intervention to facilitate and speed up integrated planned development.
  • A 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), shall be permitted to pool land for unified planning, servicing and subdivision / share of the land for development as per prescribed norms and guidelines.
  • Each landowner to get an equitable return irrespective of land uses assigned to their land in the Zonal Development Plan (ZDP) with minimum displacement.
  • To ensure speedy development of Master Plan Roads and other essential Physical & Social Infrastructure and Recreational areas.
  • To ensure inclusive development.
  • What is the role of a Developer Entity (DE)?

    Major Roles of a Developer Entity are:

  • Assembly and surrender of land as per policy in the prescribed time frame to be specified in the Regulations.
  • Preparation of the layout plans/detailed plans as per the provisions of Master Plan and the Policy.
  • Demarcate all the roads as per Layout Plan and Sector Plan and get the same verified from the concerned Authority within the assembled area and seek approval of layout plans/detailed plans from the DDA.
  • Return of the prescribed built up space/ Dwelling Units for EWS/LIG housing component to the DDA as per the policy.
  • Timely completion of development and its maintenance with all the neighborhood level facilities i.e. open spaces, roads and services till the area is handed over to the Municipal Corporation concerned for maintenance.
  • Sector Delineation Plan - Zone L
    capital Future Plan

    What is the Framework for implementation of the Policy?

    The detailed Regulations for operationalisation of the Land Pooling Policy including process and timeframe for participation shall be framed separately in a time bound manner. In order to make the Policy people friendly and transparent, the detailed Regulations shall be put up in Public domain for inviting views of the stakeholders giving 30 days time in the newspapers and website since it involves development through participation. ii. Creation of a dedicated Unit in DDA for dealing with approvals of Land Pooling applications. The option of outsourcing of the scrutiny for legality of applications and online submission of building plans to experts may also be considered.

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