Ill thought out LDRA policy of Delhi

There can’t be anything more ill-thought that the LDRA policy of Delhi. (More popularly known as the Farmhouse policy of Delhi).

Just to trace the history of this policy.

It was hastily drawn up on the very last mile of the UPA govt, in 2013. Remember, the nation was going to the polls in April’ 2014, and this policy was pushed through towards the last quarter of 2013.

There can’t be any doubt that there would have been extraneous compelling reasons to notify this in a hurry, without considering the legal implications, as well as the sustainability of the same.

There are three departments which have a say in governing the policies, and approvals of the Farmhouses in Delhi – the Delhi Development authority (DDA), the Municipal corporation of Delhi and the Revenue department.

All three bodies are governed by their own acts & rules. The DDA follows the DDA act, the Municipal corporation follows the MCD act and the Revenue department finds the Delhi Land reform act sacrosanct.

The problem is all these acts were created in the 1950s, and the relevance of many of the tenets therein, are questionable.

When the policy was notified by DDA & the ministry of Urban development, they failed to refer the other two governing acts, and made a complete hash of it.

We are in the Q1 of 2016, and there still is a stalemate on the same.

I intend to detail out the shortcomings, and the solutions thereof, and submit a detailed suggestions memorandum to the authorities towards the end of February’ 2016.

I should post them here too.


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