Rs 70,000 Crore Investment On Affordable Housing; Subsidy Benefits For The Housing Sector

With an aim of Rs 70,000 crore investment in affordable housing projects for the middle-income group, the credit-linked subsidy scheme (CLSS) was extended one more year to FY21 by the Centre on Thursday. The centre also proposed a scheme to launch which aims affordable housing rental complexes (AHRC) through a public-private partnership. This move shall use the PPP model, which has been utilized with extensive achievement in foundation portions like airports, highways, etc. to the low-end housing segment.

Rs 70,000 Crore Investment On Affordable Housing; Subsidy Benefits For The Housing Sector

The means will likewise give the truly necessary impulse to the restoration of the land area and associated ventures like steel and concrete.

Under CLSS scheme of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U), an interest subsidy of 4% and 3% on loan shall be provided which sums up to Rs 9 lakh and Rs 12 lakh to beneficiaries in the MIG-I and MIG-II categories respectively. This includes acquisition, construction and re-purchase of houses.

For people with an income of Rs 6-28 lakh per annum, a similar scheme was launched in May 2017 and was extended till March 31, 2020.

FM expressed that the plan has profited 3.3 lakh families up until now, the scheme is relied upon to profit another 2.5 lakh families in FY21. “This will create a significant number of jobs by giving a boost to the housing sector and will stimulate demand for steel, cement, transport and other construction materials,” Sitharaman said.

A scheme under PMAY will furnish the migrant labourers, urban poor and students access to quality affordable housing and security by changing over government-financed housing in the urban areas into AHRC under PPP mode through the concessionaire. 

Commodities such as industries, manufacturing units and institutions will likewise be boosted to create affordable housing (AHRC) on their un-utilised land. Impetuses will be given to state government offices/CPSEs on comparative lines to create AHRC and work. Consequently, this would urge the migrant workers to take up the affordable lodging facilities instead of returning to their native place amidst the lockdown. A detailed guideline regarding this issue will be released soon. 

“The guidelines should factor in streamlining of the approval process by introducing single-window clearance mechanism and encourage developers to participate in the ARHC by offering them higher subsidies through fee waivers,” said Ashoo Gupta, partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co.

The execution of PMAY(U), visualized to be implemented during 2015-2022, has instigated a striking interest in the lodging segment, particularly in the affordable housing section. The houses authorized till December 2019 under the strategic a speculation of about Rs 5.70 lakh crore with focal help of Rs 1.6 lakh crore.

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