Land Pooling is a new paradigm for the urban development of Delhi
Source :NewsBharati   Date :05-Feb-2019

New Delhi, Feb 5: “The land pooling policy allows FAR of 200 for group housing/residential use, taking into consideration the availability of resources and services. It is expected to generate about 17 Lakh dwelling units to house about 76 lakh people" said Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Lunch of Web Portal on Land Pooling Policy in New Delhi.

Delhi Development Authority stated that the single window system is created to facilitate all state holders.


The DDA said that an integrated sector-based planning approach will be followed and that a sector of 250 to 300 hectares of land will be eligible to be developed once a minimum of 70% contiguous land within a sector is assembled.

On this occasion, Hardeep Puri said, "Land Pooling is a new paradigm for the urban development of Delhi, wherein the private sector will play an active role in assembling land and developing physical and social infrastructure".

He expressed, “ LPP will ensure the development of urban land available in the city, especially on its outskirts, in an efficient, sustainable & equitable way. It will help develop the city in a planned manner by increasing the supply of fresh land & cater to demand to the house. It will generate immense investment opportunities, boost economy & aid planned development".

He also added, 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. This will go a long way in meeting the goals of Housing for All.

Puri said, “Keeping in line with the goal of ‘ease of doing business”, a single-window system is being created for the implementation of the policy. Processes of receiving applications, verifications, grant of approvals and licenses will be completed in a time-bound manner”.

DDA officials added that a two-stage grievance redressal mechanism within the DDA will also be introduced for transparency.