7.6 Million People To Get 1.7 Million Houses Under Delhi Land Pooling Policy


With the approval of Land Pooling Policy by Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the city would get about 1.7 million housing units for accommodating more than 7.6 million people inefficient way.

The highest decision of the DDA for approving policy during the meeting is chaired by the Honourable Lt Governor Anil Baijal. Land Pooling Policy awaits the nod of the Union Ministry of Housing along with Urban Affairs. Normally the policy will cover the vast area of 95 villages from the extension of the city.

Based on Land Pooling Policy, the agencies would be developing the infrastructure such as roads, hospitals, schools, community centers and stadia based on pooled land. The return of the portion of the plot to the farmers will be later executed for the housing projects by the private builders.

Land pooling Policy Zone

Authority has considered the suggestion for objection that is offered by the public for urban body and it has been recently accepted by the authority. According to the statistics, Floor-Area Ratio (FAR) with the 400 has been suggested however, the DDA decided only 200 FAR units based on constraints.

The Land Pooling Policy allows to easily pooling land by the developers to retain the 60% developed land based on the residential and commercial with use of providing the public facilities. 15% FAR over permissible FAR are allowed for the affordable housing.

With the availability of resources and services in the area, the FAR of 200 has been recommended for designing and development of residential units under the Land Pooling Policy. Based on the resources available such as the water and other important resources, each of the construction units has been designed with only 200 units. The social and physical infrastructure of the FAR also has the main impact on the environment and each of the residential plans has been designed under the process.


DDA has responded that they have formulated the development with the main aim of giving the best quality and most affordable housing scheme for the people under the policy. Land Pooling Policy mainly triggers more economic, civic and social development in the city. DDA also stated that “benefit lakhs of farmers” by easily generating the immense investment opportunities.

Landowners with any land size could participate on the scheme called as Land Pooling Policy but according to the recent sources, the minimum area that is to be taken are up for the development with only 2 hectares.

Based on Land Pooling Policy, there are more than 1.7 million houses has been built on the economically weaker section. In fact, the authority has stated that the under the Delhi Land Pooling Policy, each of the housing has been constructed in excellent quality. Officials said that everything will go as planned for achieving the goal of the housing.

On December 2017, Simplification of the land pooling policy has been approved by the DDA’s highest decision-making body in the National Capital. DDA’s role mainly considered as the “facilitator, regulator and planner only”. In fact, the effective mean of transfer is mainly pooled land for DDA are not required.

Land pooled based on the scheme “Land Pooling Policy” will be transferred to DDA soon so that the developers would definitely undertake the sectoral planning along development on the infrastructure based on land pooling.

Agencies are likely to develop the number of infrastructures that includes the roads, hospitals, schools, stadia, community centers and many more under the land pooling policy. In fact, it would be useful for the people to get everything under one roof. DDA also has decided to return a portion of the plot for the farmers for later executing on the housing projects using private builder.

Delhi LPP

Normally, the Landowners have more land at any size could participate based on Land Pooling Policy Delhi. The minimum area taken for the development could also vary based on 2 Hectares. Individuals or Developer Entity (DE) who are participating in the Land Pooling Policy will have their land pooled and covered based on the sector under the Zonal Development Plan.

DDA has stated that the 200 FAR has been assigned for about 1.7 million dwelling units and it would definitely house more than 7.6 million persons. For promoting the affordable as well as inclusive housing, then about 15% FAR on and above permissible with the FAR. It also allowed with EWS or affordable housing.

Land return is based on 2 categories that are being replaced using the uniform division of the land with 60:40 basis based on modified policy. It also benefits farmers or small landholders.

Land pooling policy mainly aims at providing the best affordable housing scheme that is also suitable for the cumbersome process of land acquisition. The conventional model of the land development is mainly based on the process that often gets you more mired with the litigation with complaints with paltry compensation.

FAR is the ratio of the total amount of usable floor area in which the building has along with the total area in the plot based on the stand. The FAR ratio could be determined based on dividing the total flow area of the building with the area of the plot. FAR is also based on the density norms that is provided and effective with the resource based on the planning. With easily considering available on resources along services, the FAR with 200 is recommended for the development on policy. DDA spokesperson has said that the availability of water, social and physical infrastructure along with many others are known under the section.

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