Soon, Delhi Development Authority will start development work on “two model sectors” under the land pooling policy. The model sectors have an area of 200 hectares each.
The land-owning agency is planning to set the work on “model sectors” soon to that it will set a template for the development work in other areas. Last year, on 5 th February’ 2019, DDA launched a single-window and web-enabled platform for inviting registration. Initially, the portal opened for six months i.e. till August 4’2019 but later extended till 6 th September owing to the lukewarm response from participants (landowners). The DDA decided to extend the registration till 15 th February’ 20202 where participation of landowners is encouraging.
In the last one year, approx 6,500 hectares of land have already been pooled. Till 12 th February’ 2020, DDA received 6,113 applications from landowners for registering 6,449 hectares of land. The areas that are pooled under the various zones are Zone N (3,249 hectares of land) followed by Zone L (1659 hectares), Zone P-II (1, 261 hectares), K-I (231 hectares) and Zone J (4 hectares).
One of the DDA spokespersons notified, “All applications are under scrutiny and mapping process of pooled land on GIS platform in under process by DDA for ascertaining the eligibility of sectors which further will be verified from the state government”. Depending upon the presence of social infrastructure, road network and the extent of land pooled, the planning process of sectors 21 and 21 near Puth Khurd in Zone N is underway.
He further notified that “the planning for developing the model sector is taken on a priority basis to come up with world-class smart infrastructure. These model sectors will foster the development of other sectors. DDA is only a facilitator trying to ensure that landowners for a group or consortium in these sectors”.
Hand-holding consultation meetings held between DDA and landowners of village Puth Khurd on 3 rd February and 24 th January’2020. The main aim of the meeting was to facilitate communication between landowners to form a pre-consortium body. Once the consortium will be formed, the land of landowners will be distributed between the service providing agencies and members for taking up development work as per the policy, as per one of the spokesperson of land-owning agency.
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