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By Staff Reporter

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has informed that development works including infrastructure provisions in urbanized villages is taken up by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) and other local bodies.   DDA undertakes the works in those areas of urbanized villages, which are declared as development area under Section 12 of the Delhi Development Act 1957.

DDA has informed that provisions of facilities in the revenue estate of urbanized villages is governed as per Master Plan/ Zonal Plan. Development areas of DDA are to be developed through voluntary participation of land owners by pooling their lands as per prevailing norms.  Master Plan for Delhi has provisions for conservation of heritage which aims at identification of heritage zones & archaeological parks and development of special conservation plan for listed buildings and precincts. Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has informed that it undertakes the development works like improvement of Roads, Storm Water Drains, Parks, Street Lights etc. in the urban villages under its jurisdiction.  MCD has developed some parks and play fields on the Gram Sabha Land in urbanized villages. MCD has informed that during the current Financial Year  2023-24, Rs 3,500/- lakhs has been allocated under Non-Plan head of Account for the works to be executed in the urbanized village in Delhi. Besides this, development works are also being carried out from the discretionary funds on the request of area representatives.

Delhi Cantonment Board has informed that recreational facilities such as parks, open gyms, schools, roads, drains, sewerage system, water infrastructure and community halls etc. have already been provided by them in some urbanized villages under their jurisdiction.

This information was given by the THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS SHRI KAUSHAL KISHORE, in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

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