Five big land pooling challenges
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Five big land pooling challenges

real estate Updated: Feb 27, 2016 19:50 IST
Land pooling policy,MCD,DDA
Which agency is involved in implementing Delhi’s land pooling policy? Is it the MCD or the DDA?(ISTOCK)

1. Conversion of land: The roles of various government agencies involved in the land pooling policy (LPP) -MCDs, DDA and urban development (UD) department of the Delhi government - have not been defined clearly for handling the process of land conversion and its notification

2. Declaration of development area: According to the DDA Act, once a rural village is converted into urban area, it should be further notified as development area for any construction activity. Will the DDA or the Delhi government ­handle it? There’s no clarity on the matter

3. Role of Delhi government: Two MCDs claim to have submitted copies of resolutions on conversion of villages under their jurisdiction. They say they have nothing to do with the Delhi government, which has asked them for copies of resolutions

4. Lack of coordination between DDA and MCDs: While senior MCD officials of NDMC and SDMC say that they have passed resolutions to convert rural villages into urban areas and sent details to DDA, the latter claims it has not been informed about the matter

5.Conditional clauses in LPP: After the conversion and notification process, DDA will ask land owners to surrender land to it. The real challenge in will emerge then as LPP has many clauses which are conditional

First Published: Feb 27, 2016 19:50 IST