New diplomatic enclave to boost Dwarka real estate prices
In a move that could push property prices in Dwarka in the national capital, the government on Wednesday approved transfer of land for the purpose of establishing a second diplomatic enclave in the area that will house embassies and chanceries.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the cabinet ch­a­ired by prime minister Nar­endra Modi. The cabinet approved “transfer of 34.87 he­c­tares land in Sector 24, Dw­a­rka from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to the land and development of­fice (L&DO) for the purpose of proposed second dip­l­omatic enclave,” an official statement said.
Currently, there is one diplomatic enclave in Cha­n­a­­kyapuri, where land has be­en allotted to the embassies by L&DO. But the ministry of external affairs had expr­e­ssed need for more land for allotment to diplomatic missions and international organisations to build their chanceries and embassies.
“For this, DDA has earm­a­rked 34.87 ha land in Sect­or 24, Dwarka, which will be transferred to L&DO. This will provide land for se­cond diplomatic enclave in the capital,” the statement said.
In another decision, the cabinet okayed two separate bilateral agreements that India will sign with Portugal and Kenya for co-operation in agriculture and allied sectors. The agreements will come into force on the date of their signing and will remain valid for five years, an official statement said.
The two MoUs provide for setting up of a joint working group for developing a co-operation programme and monitoring implementation of the bilateral pact.
The MoU to be signed with Portugal covers exch­a­nge of scientific and technical information, trade in pla­nts and plant products, exchange of information in phytosanitary issues, training programmes, seminars and visits of experts and consultants.
The proposed pact with Kenya will focus on agricultural research, animal husbandry and dairy, livestock and fisheries horticulture, natural resource management, post-harvest management and marketing.
The two countries will also work on soil and conserv­ation, water management, irrigation farming system de­velopment, integrated watershed development mac­h­inery, sanitary and phytosanitary issues, among others.
The pact can automatically be renewed for a further five years unless either party notifies the other in writing, six months before the expiry of the validity, of the intention to terminate it, the statement added.
The cabinet also approved signing and ratifying an agreement between India and Uruguay regarding co-operation and mutual assistance on customs matters.