JAIPUR: This time it seems the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) means business. Continuing its bid to mop up revenue, JDA now plans to auction land for farmhouses in the ecological zones. In a meeting with the deputy commissioners, the newly appointed JDC, Shikhar Agarwal, directed them to identify land in ecological zones which can be auctioned for farmhouses. A proposal will be prepared determining the conditions.
A zone commissioner, who was in the meeting said, “On the 3,000 square metre ecological land, construction on only 500 square yard is allowed, such provision will be kept in the proposal while auctioning the land. We will identify the land where farmhouses can be developed.”
In the master plan 2025, the JDA had marked huge chunks of land as ecological area. According to officials, around 30% of the land is reserved, with this options of earning revenue by auctioning lands are limited.
“There are few zones such as 13, 13(A), 10(A) where major portion falls in ecological zones. This will give an opportunity to earn revenue by developing farmhouses,” said the official. Though the idea of JDA developing farmhouses in recent past had failed, the authority is trying again to earn revenue. “Earlier, land was auctioned on Sikar Road, but the plots and other facilities were not developed to create an environment for earning revenue.
Moreover, the money earned then was very less,” said the official. Other than this, the deputy commissioners were also directed to construct approach roads along with all the plots which will be auctioned as it will increase the bid price. Re-planning of bigger plots in Nilaykunj will be also done for better revenue.
Directions were also given to generate revenue from the land properties which were auctioned by the Jaipur Development Authority. But purchasers moved courts with grievances.
“The JDA auctioned the properties with an aim to generate revenue. But the purchasers denied paying the cost saying colonies were not developed in areas where properties were located. The purchasers moved courts and all the properties remained stuck in litigations.” added official.