LAND POOLING SCHEME
New Infrastructure development projects are proposed to improve connectivity that allow for fast movement of goods and services and to connect major hubs to one another. This development is foresightedly done to provide new employment opportunities, increase in income in agricultural growth and allied activities and provides growth opportunities to the adjoining areas as well. These types of projects need large tracts of land. Availability of new land for development projects remains one of the major challenges faced by any government. However, landowners with limited financial and land resources, whose livelihood depends on their land and land produces via agriculture and allied activities are unwilling to be part of such huge infrastructure development projects.
To address this issue of limited resources, Government of Maharashtra has come up with a special scheme of Land Pooling. It proposes to collect the land required for the project through voluntary participation. That is the landowners will have the choice to either voluntarily participate in the project under land pooling.