If everything goes according to the fixed plan, then it is certain that the look and change of the villages of Delhi will change. It will be from the New Delhi Development Authority (DDA)’s new land pooling policy. This policy was ready for the last one-and-a-half years, now with 89 villages getting status of urban areas, it will be a dream come true.
The notification issued on the order of Lt Governor Anil Baijal will also accelerate development in the outskirts of Delhi in the coming time. With the implementation of this, there will be 24 lakh houses in Delhi. This will provide the rooftops of people who wandering for housing in Delhi. DDA claims that it will be beneficial for small land owners too. 50 villages of northern Delhi and 39 villages of south Delhi have now been given status of urbanized villages. After getting these status of urbanized rural areas, now under the land pooling scheme of the government, the developers will be able to execute the project related to different schemes on the ground by making a direct agreement.
The scheme has already been sealed in the month of May 2015 by the Union Urban Development Ministry. In this, about 12 percent of the developed land is planned to be given to the Delhi government for community work and also to forgive stamp duty.
However, the map submitted by the farmer or promoter or developer for this will be done through the local authorities (Patwari, accountant), in which the benefit will be available only if the map is found correct. MLA and DDA member Vijendra Gupta said that small farmers will also be given relief in the scheme. In which the case related to expenditure etc. can be compensated by the developer or the promoter. This decision will prove to be very helpful in getting the government’s ambitious plan of providing housing to all by 2022.
In the last few days, the Union Urban Development Ministry had also held a meeting with various bodies and the Delhi Government. In which there was talk of further progress in relation to granting urban status to these villages. The Union Urban Development Ministry had approved the DDA’s new land pooling policy on May 26 last year with five modifications. Since then, the villages are being awaiting the development area and urban villages.
In October last year, a circular was also issued to transfer the ownership of the villages from the Revenue Department to the Delhi Government, but this decision has now been done. Senior DDA officials say that under the new land pooling scheme, there is a provision to make the owners of land owners in development and it has been divided into two categories. The first grade is for 20 hectares and more land and the second category is less than 20 hectares of land.