To enhance the coverage, government revises housing schemes under PMAY

To enhance the coverage, government revises housing schemes under PMAY

To enhance the coverage, the guidelines of the housing scheme for urban areas under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana have been revised by the HUA (Housing and Urban Affairs) Ministry.

According to the revised guidelines, areas covered under the notified planning or development area under the jurisdiction of a special area development authority or urban development authority or industrial development authority or any such body under state legislation which is assigned with the tasks of planning and regulations shall also be encompassed for coverage under PMAY (U).

The housing scheme is being implemented by rural development ministry in rural areas under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) and by HUA ministry in urban areas under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
The rural development ministry is implementing the housing scheme in rural areas under PMAY (Gramin); while in urban areas, the housing scheme is being implemented by Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) ministry under PMAY (Urban).

“The beneficiaries in the permanent wait list of PMAY (Gramin) will have the flexibility for opting for a house under PMAY (Gramin) or PMAY (Urban)”, the HUA said.
The beneficiary who would avail a house under this revision will not be refused the benefits of all future and existing rural schemes.

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Residential sales up 28% in Oct-Dec 2017

The real estate sector was hugely affected due to demonetization. The sales of the residential houses witnessed an all-time low. But the market is slowly recovering as the sales the residential homes in the top 8 markets of India in the time period of October-December have raised by 28% over the last year to 51,701 apartments.
While the sales have increased as compared to last year during the demonetization period, the implementation of RERA and effective 10-15% price correction also helped the increase in sale. However, when compared to 2015, the sales were not as good as there was a 28% drop. A study by Knight Frank India reported that a total of 71,820 units were sold in 2015.

In markets of Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, National Capital Region, Hyderabad and Pune, the sales have declined by 2% from a year ago to 107,316. The data shows that the market hasn’t seen a complete revival and is still in buyers’ favour, although the effect of demonetization is dwindling. The CMD of Knight Frank India, Shishir Baijal said, “The near standstill triggered by demonetization seems to have tapered with time. At the same time, stakeholders are growing in confidence with the gradual acceptance of structural reforms such as the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. Meanwhile, select markets wherein RERA has matured have witnessed developers re-launch projects at attractive prices which led to an uptick in sales volumes in 2017.” “The strategic switch in developers’ approach has led to a price reduction is most markets. All in all, it is a buyers’ market today. And, we hope the momentum to hold steady in the near future,” he added.

The new launches have also witnessed a drop of 21% and 70% compared to the December quarter of 2017 and 2015, respectively at 19,148 units. In the second half of 2017, the volume of new units that entered the market was 40,832 unit; approximately one-fourth of the supply levels in 2015. As compared to 2011, the sales volume was down by 62% in 2017. With a 7% decline as compared to 2019, it was at its seven-year low. Bangalore witnesses a 34% drop, while markets of Mumbai and NCR saw 21% and 19% rise respectively.

In the commercial real estate sector there was an increase of 7% in 2017, but was not on par with the occupiers’ demand. In the second half of 2017, the supple rose 13% from the previous year. Vacancy levels in office projects saw a 5-year low due to insufficient supply.


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