Land pooling policy is a great chance for DDA to undo past errors

The proposed modifications to the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) land pooling policy have been widely seen as a game-changer in affordable housing. But to contextually analyse the land pooling policy and the modifications proposed under chapter 19 of Master Plan of Delhi 2021 (MPD 2021), let’s look back to what happened over the preceding few years. MPD 2021 was notified […]

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WOULD DELHI MASTER PLAN 2021 EMERGE AS THE POLE DESTINATION FOR INVESTORS?

Just before the MCD elections, the Chief Minister of Delhi announced that he would facilitate the pending notifications for the operationalization of the Land Pooling policy, under the Delhi master plan, on or before the 7th May’ 2017. This exciting news has reinvigorated the HNI investor interest into notified developable land, wherein the arbitrage between purchase & exit could be […]

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Why Chak Bandi in Delhi villages can’t precede Land pooling in Delhi

The basic premise of the ‘Chakbandi’ exercise is to amalgamate and redistribute all or any of the land in any revenue village, so as to reduce the number of plots in the holding. It is done under the East Punjab Holdings (consolidation & prevention of fragmentation) Act 1954. The process of Consolidation is irrelevant in the context of Land pooling […]

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WOULD DELHI CM LOSE THE MCD PLOT WITH LAND POOLING?

Strange as it may sound, the lowest denominator in the electoral hierarchy would define the future of the AAP, and professional credibility of the Chief Minister of Delhi. While the Delhi Govt’s stated political position is to ‘sauce up the sops’ at the bottom of the pyramid, one constituency they seem to be ignoring, at their own risk, is Rural […]

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