A high-level meeting was called to discuss the issues holding back the notification of Delhi's Land Pooling Policy. The meeting chaired by Rajiv Gauba, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development had senior officials of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of NCT of Delhi, Delhi Development Authority and North and South Municipal Authorities in attendance.
Four issues were the focal point of this meeting
1) Notifying 89 villages as urban areas- 50 by North MCD and 39 by South MCD.
2) Declaring 95 more villages as urban development areas.
3) Transfer of about 12% of developed land to Government of Delhi
4) Waiver of stamp duty on transfer of developed land by DDA to farmers/promoters and verification of ‘Sajra’ maps for these villages by local authorities.
While North and South municipal bodies have already passed resolutions for notifying 89 villages as urban areas, Government of Delhi has sought some clarifications regarding the provision of civic amenities in the developed areas keeping in view the long-term population growth. The two MCDs were asked by Secretary, MoUD to expedite their reply to the Government of Delhi.
On the issue of transfer of developed land to the Government of Delhi, DDA has stated that in accordance with Delhi Masterplan 2021 and the current practice, land would be provided to Delhi Government on need basis. Delhi Government was requested to consider the issue of waiver of stamp duty on transfer of developed land to farmers/developers keeping in view that the final sale of developed real estate properties to buyers would result in significantly enhanced revenues through registration.
Delhi Government was also requested to expedite notification of the said villages as urban areas and development areas to enable early notification of Land Pooling Regulations by DDA.
Delhi Government officials have assured that local revenue officials would at the earliest verify the ‘Sajra’ maps of these villages falling under land pooling ambit.
While the Land Pooling Policy was finalized in 2013, regulations approved in May, 2015 are yet to be notified.