Date: 13th September, 2013
DDA (Delhi Development Authority) has announced on Monday – 9th September, 2013, that families who were given plots after 1950’s in east Delhi’s Jheel Khuranja area will now have freehold rights. Nearly 144 families had been campaigning for full rights to plots have won their long nad arduous battle.
Mr. Ramesh Menon of Certes Realty said, “The residents had grouped themselves under Jheel Khuranja Milk Producers’ Co-operative Society, as they were traditionally from milk – producing community. They were allotted land on rent measuring seven bighas and 11 biswas (a little over one acre) by Delhi Improvement Trust. On one condition the land was given to them, which the members will not sell, mortgage, and transfer or subleases it.”
The members of the society had been campaigning to get full ownership of their properties with the argument that they’d spent over 60 years on the spot, earning their living and residing there, without encroaching upon public land.
Spokesperson of DDA, Neemo Dhar, said that charges would be imposed and recovered in case of violation of building bye-laws, misuse and unauthorized construction.