Land Pooling Policy

The large scale Land Acquisition, Development and Disposal Policy of Delhi approved in 1961 is still in operation. However, land acquisition and planned development has not kept pace with the increasing demands of urbanisation during the last five decades. Moreover, the process of acquisition is increasingly challenged by land owners due to low compensation as compared to the market value. Therefore, the new land policy is based on the concept of Land Pooling wherein the land parcels owned by individuals or group of owners are legally consolidated by transfer of ownership rights to the designated Land Pooling Agency, which later transfers the ownership of the part of land back to the land owners for undertaking of development for such areas. The policy is applicable in the proposed urbanisable areas of the Urban Extensions for which Zonal Plans have been approved.

As per Land pooling policy of MPD-2021, the following is Proposed -

Role of DDA/Government
  1. Govt. / DDA to act as a facilitator with minimum intervention to facilitate and speed up integrated planned development.
  2. A land owner, or a group of land owners (who have grouped together of their own volition / will for this purpose) or a developer, hereinafter referred to as the "Developer Entity" (DE), shall be permitted to pool land for unified planning, servicing and subdivision / share of the land for development as per prescribed norms and guidelines.
  3. Each landowner to get an equitable return irrespective of land uses assigned to their land in the Zonal Development Plan (ZDP) with minimum displacement.
  4. To ensure speedy development of Master Plan Roads and other essential Physical & Social Infrastructure and Recreational areas.
  5. To ensure inclusive development by adequate provision of EWS and other housing as per Shelter Policy of the Master Plan.
  6. Declaration of areas under land pooling and preparation of Layout Plans and Sector Plans based on the availability of physical infrastructure.
  7. Superimposition of Revenue maps on the approved Zonal plans.

    Time bound development of identified land with Master Plan Roads, provision of Physical Infrastructure such as Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage, provision of Social Infrastructure and Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure including Metro Corridors.
  8. DDA shall be responsible for external development in a time bound manner. Acquisition of left out land pockets in a time bound manner shall only be taken up wherever the persons are not coming forward to participate in development through land pooling.

Land use and Development Plan

 <b>Land Use Distribution :</b>

The Land Use distribution at the city level for the urbanisable areas in the urban extension adopted for this policy is as under :-<ul><li>The Recreational Land Use does not include green areas within the various gross land use categories.</li><li>The share of city level remunerative land to be retained by DDA shall depend on the categories/size of land pooled under this policy. DDA's share in Residential Land shall vary between 0-10%, Commercial Land shall vary between 0-2% and entire Industrial Land of 4% shall be retained by DDA.</li></ul>


Gross Residential(For Every 1000 ha of land Pooled)

Commercial 5%
Industrial 4%
Public & Semi Public Facilities 10%
Roads & Circulation 12%
Recreational 16%



<b>Norms for Land Assembly / Land Pooling</b>

The Land pooling Model proposed for land assembly & development with Developer Entities are as follows:

<ul><li>The two categories of land pooling are Category I for 20 Ha and above and Category II for 2 Ha to less than 20 Ha.</li><li>The land returned to Developer Entity (DE) in Category I (20 Ha and above) will be 60% and land retained by DDA 40%.</li><li>The Land returned to Developer Entity (DE) in Category II (2 Ha to less than 20 Ha) will be 48% and land retained by DDA 52%.</li><li>The distribution of land returned to DE (60%) in terms of land use in Category I will be 53% Gross residential, 2% City Level Public / Semi-Public and 5% City Level Commercial. The distribution of land returned to DE (48%) in terms of land use in Category II will be 43% as Gross residential, 2% City Level Public/Semi-Public and 3% City Level Commercial.</li><li>DE shall be returned land within 5 km radius of pooled land subject to other planning requirements.</li></ul> 

<b>Development Control Norms </b>

Development Control Norms under the policy are: 

<ul><li>Residential FAR, 400 for Group Housing to be applicable on net residential land which is exclusive of the 15% FAR reserved for EWS Housing. Net Residential land to be a maximum of 55% of Gross Residential land.</li><li>FAR for City Level Commercial and City Level PSP to be 250.</li><li>Maximum Ground Coverage shall be 40%.</li><li>Density of 15% FAR for EWS population shall be considered over and above the permissible Gross Residential Density of 800-1000 pph. (iv) Adequate parking as per norms of 2 ECS/100 sqm of BUA to be provided for Residential development by the DE. However, in case of the housing for EWS, the norms of 0.5 ECS/100 sqm of BUA to be provided.</li><li>Incentives for Green Building norms as per MPD-2021 to be applicable to Group Housing developed under this policy.</li><li>Basement below and beyond building line up to setback line may be kept flushed with the ground in case mechanical ventilation is available. In case not prescribed, basement up to 2 mts from plot line shall be permitted.</li><li>Sub-division of gross residential areas and provision of facilities (local and city level) shall be as per MPD 2021.</li><li>Tradable FAR is allowed for development. However, in case of residential use, tradable FAR can only be transferred to another DE in the same planning Zones having approval / licence of projects more than 20 Ha.</li></ul>