The Draft Master Plan for Hyderabad Metropolitan Region has brought up a proposal to implement a land pooling scheme in Hyderabad. This was first introduced in Vizag in around February.
As per this plan, landowners will have to hand over their lands to the HMDA. HMDA will assemble a set of small land portions into a large portion, and then provide it with infrastructure like roads, parks, public utilities and other social amenities. The body would also get the land areas for other public use such as cemetery and schools.
The remaining net building land would be redistributed to the original landowners. This redistribution would include considerable factors like the relative size or the relative value of the former plots.
However, only raw land areas are considered under this scheme and the landowners may have to contribute almost 45% of their land to the facilities they are provided with – like roads, etc.
They will have full ownership rights to their reallocated land, and can even construct own buildings or sell it.
Source: The Hindu