Delhi government has set up a committee to decide on the infrastructure to be built in and around farmhouses in the city. The matter was discussed in Monday's cabinet meeting. The committee will also give recommendations on allowing farmhouses to host social functions like weddings.
A four-member team headed by Delhi chief secretary PK Tripathi has been set up. "The population in these farmhouses will increase over a period of time and certain amenities will have to be created here. The committee will look into issues related to infrastructure needed for these farmhouses which will be residential in use," said AK Walia, Delhi revenue minister.
Walia further said there was a lot of ambiguity about farmhouse policy and has asked the urban development department to seek the Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) opinion. "Once the committee finalises its report, we will discuss and implement it," added Walia.
There are around 2,500 farmhouses in areas like Chhattarpur and Ghittorni which are guided by rules and regulations of the DDA and MCD. The DDA is also in the process of framing a new policy on allowing social gatherings and commercial activities in farmhouses. Presently, farmhouses need permission of MCD or DDA for such functions.