New Land Policy For Development & Infra

By Accommodation Times Bureau


The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs vide Notification S.O. 5220(E) dated October 11, 2018, has notified the modified land policy.  The policy would be applicable in the urbanisable areas of urban extensions in 95 villages of Delhi. The policy replaces the earlier policy notified in the year 2013.  It aims at developing smart and sustainable neighbourhoods, sectors and zones, planned and executed as per the availability of water, power and other infrastructure.

The core of the policy is the active role of the private sector and farmers also involved in assembling land and developing physical and social infrastructure. Owners or group of owners can pool land parcels for development as per prescribed norms.  Land Parcels of any size can participate under the policy. However, the minimum land to be pooled is 2 hectares to ensure an adequate return of land for development and form a Developer Entity. DDA will now play the role of a facilitator and the process of planning; pooling and development will be taken up by Developer Entities/ Consortiums.

“For smooth planning and development of infrastructure, integrated Sector-based planning approach shall be followed.  A minimum of 70% contiguous land of the developable area within a sector, free of encumbrances is required to be pooled to make the sectors eligible for development under the Policy”, Housing Ministry in a statement said.

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