#RajyaSabha Question #2201


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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 2201
ANSWERED ON 17.12.2015

Steps taken to stop land use change

Will the Minster of Urban Development be pleased to state:

  • (a) whether Regional Plan 2021 was published to achieve homogenous and sustainable development of the National Capital Region (NCR);
  • (b) whether the NCR Planning Board Act, 1985 (Act) prohibits any development in NCR which is inconsistent with the published Regional Plan; and
  • (c) if so, whether it is correct that Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon have already urbanised land more than the Regional Plan 2021 provisions and norms for these settlements, if so, then what action has been taken by the NCR Planning Board and the MUD to stop further land use change/ urbanization in these cities to ensure that the development of these towns is as per the Regional Plan?

Answer

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT SHRI BABUL SUPRIYO)

(a) Yes, Sir. The Regional Plan 2021 (RP-2021) was published to achieve balanced and harmonious development of the National Capital Region (NCR).

(b) Yes, Sir. National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) Act, 1985 stipulates that no development shall be made in the region which is inconsistent with the Regional Plan as finally published.

(c) NCRPB has informed that the Regional Plan-2021, in para 17.4.1, has suggested population density norms for urban areas. However, the Plan envisages that attempt is to be made to rationalize the quantum of land required for each urban activity while preparing the Master/ Development Plans of towns by the respective State Governments.