The futile exercise of ‘Chakbandi’ in Delhi villages

The futile exercise of ‘Chakbandi’ in Delhi villages

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Ramesh Menon

Ramesh Menon (MRICS), Founder of Certes Realty Ltd, has 11+ years of consulting & transaction experience in urbanization, projects & land; prior to which he has had leadership stints in industries like Automobiles, Supply chain, Telecom & education. A keen contributor to media, and an empaneled speaker & panelist, he also advises on policy making & social initiatives of the Govt.


Gautam Jain

June 18, 2015 at 11:44 pm

Sir what is the the status of P1 zone, Alipur Village. Is it under Land Pooling or not. If not, then what can be done with it.


    July 29, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    As it stands today, zone P1 is not included into the list of 89 villages included for land pooling.

Er.V.K.Agarwal, Regd. Valuer

June 16, 2015 at 7:14 pm

DDA failed to develop storm rater drainage system in it’s residential colony YAMUNA VIHAR compelling plot allottes to move Delhi High Court in March, 1988 for causing water & environmental pollution & subsequently, Consumer Disputes Redressal National Commission demanding compensation fron DDA for causing pollution therefrom reduction in normal life span of residents. The said Commission took nearly 6 years to order DDA to pay MCD Rs.3.50 Crore for rectification of faulty drains & sewers but failed to order DDA pay compensation to plot allottes. With such track record and rampant corruption, DDA can’t be trusted for fair execution of it’s planned schemes,

Er.V.K.Agarwal, Regd. Valuer

June 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Land Pooling Scheme is good on paper only. Looking into track record of DDA which got almost half of it’s acquired land encroached & helped in settlement of unauthorized + jhugg clusters due to corruption induced inefficiency; can’t be trusted for it’s future acts for land polling or any other scheme execution.
Only remedy is that let Delhi Govt. acquire land on fair market rates assessed by Valuer registered u/s 34AB of Wealth Tax Act, 1957 and not by corrupt Revenue Department
Officials. Villagers in Delhi are not interested in farming rather will be happy to trade land for reasonable fair
market price.
As regards to assessment of fair market price of land, the falsehood of Land Acquisition Act, 1894 has been carried into Right to Fair Compensation——Act, 2013; root cause of all disputes + litigation.
To end all disputes and disharmony, only remedy is to get land valuation done by Regd. Valuer only.

    Ramesh Menon

    June 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Dear V K Agarwal,

    We cannot certify the efficiency of DDA, but, the land pooling policy recently announced by DDA is the best way forward for the urbanization of Delhi, when you take into account the provisions of the LARR Bill. DDA cannot resort to large scale acquisitions and develop Delhi into a ‘Global megapolis’. The private sector developers, institutional investors & land owners jointly have to become stakeholders.

S Chand

June 15, 2015 at 7:16 pm

This is a contrived/paid article. Agreed that farmers cannot be fooled so as to loose the value of their money. VC DDA recently made a statement that because the farmer cannot pay external charges amounting to Rs 5.00 crores per hectare (10,000 sq meters)so they have decided to retain additional 8% from the farmers share to cover this cost. Fools. This amounts to Rs 62,500/- per square yard! This being the value of land as assessed by DDA the poor ‘intelligent’ farmer loses land (52% =5200 sq yds per hect)worth Rs 32.50 crores for every 5 acres!! WHY??
Who are you fooling? If you have the guts then publish my comments as they are.

    Ramesh Menon

    June 17, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Dear Mr. S Chand,

    I read with interest your reply to my post. I must mention here that some of your assumptions are misplaced, and reflect lack of understanding on the subject that I commented on.
    – For the record, the website has posted your comments, without any edit.
    – I do not write contrive / paid articles, as alleged by you.
    – If you have been connected with the rural ‘consolidation’ exercise, you would well appreciate that it has never beeen in the interest of the farmers owing to the immense delays.

    On your FAR argument, we can discuss that separately, OR, I can write an article with the exact calculations as we understand.

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