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After clearing the much-awaited land pooling policy in Delhi, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is now planning to launch an online portal for those who want to develop their land under the above policy. The portal will facilitate various processes, including receiving applications, verifications, grant of approvals and licenses, etc.

It is expected that the land pooling policy will help in developing spaces for 17 lakh affordable homes in the national capital. Earlier, the DDA has approved its role as a facilitator and planner only, wherein the land pooled under the policy was to be transferred to the DDA, which would undertake further sectoral planning and development of infrastructure on the land.

However, in a recent statement, DDA stated that it has now changed the role of the authority. “The DDA will now act as a facilitator, regulator, and planner. The revision of the Zonal Development Plans will be undertaken for the effective implementation of the policy and delineation of sector boundaries,” said authority in the statement released.

It further added that a minimum 70% contiguous land pooled within a sector will be eligible for processing under the policy. The differential land return has been replaced with the uniform division of land to respective landowners on 60:40 basis.

The approved land pooling policy also covers the urbanisable areas of urban extensions wherein 95 villages have already been included in the development area of the DDA. Also, under the policy, five lakh housing units will be dedicatedly built for the EWS [Economically Weaker Section] and 15% more FAR has been approved for this section in order to promote Affordable housing in the society.

The construction of buildings under the policy is required to follow green building norms predefined within the MPD and building such as dual pipeline, maximum use of recycled water for non-potable purposes, conservation of rainwater, zero waste technology etc. Also, it is mandatory to utilize 10% of all energy consumption via solar energy or other renewable energy sources.