Simultaneously encourage the overall housing sector, through appropriate policy interventions and credit availability and interest subvention schemes

Narendra Modi government gives big home loan boost to housing in India; demand set to soar

November 17, 2017 | The Financial Express | Full Article

The government made loans cheaper even for slightly bigger homes bought by middle-income groups in a move that should boost demand and help kick-start the real estate sector.

The Cabinet approved a proposal that will allow those with an annual income of up to Rs 12 lakh to buy or build a house of up to 1,200 sq ft; earlier the area was capped at 900 sq ft. Those with an annual income of up to Rs 18 lakh are now eligible for loans at a softer rate to buy or build a home covering 1,500 sq ft; this was 1,100 sq ft earlier. Purchases in the secondary market are also covered by the scheme.